I didn’t just build a camera, I created a time machine.
Ian Ruhter and Lane Power’s wet plate photography documentary Silver & Light, captures the sheer pleasure of creating something that requires hands on work and the less pleasant flip side of your efforts leading to frustration when the solution to the puzzle you’ve set yourself remains elusive. At $500 a photo, it’s an expensive quest to undertake, but the not quite reality and impressive scale of the images Ruhter does successfully produce casts all doubts as to its pursuit aside.
It’s a pursuit Ruhter hopes to share with others across America:
Our intentions are to connect everyone in America through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can’t do this without you. We want to tell your story and show your city or town through photographs of you, and people you know. As we travel around America looking for people and places to shoot you will be able to keep track of where we are going and help us decide where we go next. Join us in our journey by liking our facebook to get yourself photographed by us.