Silver & Light


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Silver & Light

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Give yourself a ten minute break from instagram and phone cameras by watching the Los Angeles-based photographer Ian Ruther's documentary about capturing the moment using silver and light.

The so called ’wet plate photography’ was invented during the Civil War Era and creates unique images on metal plates. Every single plate is hand-coated, exposed and then hand-developed.

The plate becomes both the positive and the negative, so each image can be produced only once and each is unique – so is the video.