Two months ago, while browsing the web page of an on-line analog photography store in Germany, Fotoimpex, I came across a link to a video entitled, “Silver & Light”, made by a brilliant artist named Ian Ruhter. The video takes the viewer inside the thought process and passion behind one man’s dream to create photographic art using one of the oldest photographic processes ever invented – the wet plate collodion. I found the story tantalizing and inspiring. Given the recent publication from our enthusiastic and talented guest poster, Simone Conti, on a modern-day version of a comparably old photographic process, I thought this video would be of interest to our Readers. Some notable quotes from the video: “If you had been searching your whole life for something you love and you found it, what would you be willing to sacrifice?”, “The only limitations there are, are the ones that I put on myself”, and “I am literally pouring my soul onto every plate.” Please, enjoy.
About Rick Keller
Rick Keller is originally from Texas but now resides in California. He is an avid hiker, jogger, nature lover, and outdoor photographer and immensely enjoys travel and culture. Rick considers himself a life long student of the art and history of photography. Deep inside he is a burgeoning visual artist who has chosen the camera as his paint brush. He takes pride and joy in educating his fellow beginning photographers to enjoy the aesthetic and technical aspects of creating an image. With more experience and opportunities in photography, Rick is enthusiastic about exploring more deeply aesthetics and his creativity, refining his direction and skill, and expanding his portfolio. You can visit his site and his gallery here.