Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Here's something I caught on Last Call, with Carson Daly. These images by Ian Ruhter, reminiscent of Daguerreotypes are fascinating stuff but Mr. Ruhter doesn't reveal much about his photographic techniques. (Of course, we shouldn't expect him to give away the secrets to his monster camera. Now there's a story!) But we get the idea.
These nostalgic images are simply breathtaking, filled with a sense of longing for the past in the midst of this high tech digital world.
Sure, you can Photoshop images like these and transfer them onto metal plates, but where's the fun in that? Take a look and see for yourself. Ruhter's approach is very raw and rudimentary but that's the point, after all.
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