Even though every Profoto product was designed with a purpose, we encourage and support creatives who find new ways of using them. Ian Ruhter is one of those photographers. Ian uses powerful Profoto strobes to rejuvenate the old wet plates technique . He is currently traveling around his home country, photographing the places and the people who live there in this never-before-seen fashion. We will follow him on this journey in a series of articles, written by Ian himself. This is the seventh part, in which Ian takes us behind the scenes of his immensely popular short film American Dream.
I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since the release of the Silver and Light film. After it’s release, I didn’t realize it, but my life’s path would forever be changed. The journey this project has taken me on has exceeded my wildest expectations. I couldn’t have planned it better if I tried.
It took two years for me to build this device and make it work. I remember driving to Los Angeles and realizing this would be the starting point for our journey through America.
What I couldn’t predict, was the amount of people who would open up their hearts and help carry this project along on it’s amazing journey. The success of Silver and Light is because of people like you who have supported it.
It was really fun making this video. It reminded me of all the trials and tribulations we went through during the making of the American Dream film. Looking back on it now, it puts into perspective why we are doing this. This is far greater than just a photography project. Once we are removed from our socioeconomic status, race, religion and other labels that become attached to us, we find out we are all in search of the same thing. This project demonstrates the connection we share as we travel on this journey known as life.”
Click on “(more…)”to see a selection of the images featured in the video.
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