Yosemite captures with the worlds largest wet plate collodion camera by Ian Ruhter

4/23/2014 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

My name is Ian Ruhter. Two years ago I created a project called Silver & Light. In this film I attempted to capture images in Yosemite Valley with the worlds largest wet plate collodion camera but suffered a devastating failure.

I wanted to a shot o half dome with snow on it for some time now. Will holding our newest creation. I love this one!
@will_eichelberger holding one of the largest plates

 Millions of people saw this film and many responded by encouraging me to follow my dreams. It took me a year and a half to regain the confidence to try again. My new film called Yosemite follows the journey to face my greatest fears and try again.
making a massive panoramic with new camera! 36" x 54"

My greatest failure in life came when I lost the ability to believe in my own dreams. It had taken a year and a half to return to Yosemite after enduring one of my most heartbreaking experiences. In an unexpected twist of fate I regained the courage to try again after seeing the world through a child’s eyes.

After a bit of problem solving we're happy with the 3rd one in the back.
All images © Ian Ruhter via Facebook

Since the release of the Silver & Light film we have accomplished more than we ever thought possible. We could have never made it this far without the support of people like you.

I hope you enjoy it.

Become a part of our journey;
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