Mobile Photography on a whole new level
Today when we hear the term "mobile photography" it has become synonymous with mobile phone photography. But what one photographer has done, takes that term to a whole new level.
If you are looking to think outside the box and experiment with your photography, then you have to see this photographer's work. Talk about getting back to the basics. Mobograf Contributor, Ian Goodman, posted an outstanding video about a photographer's journey in the forum section that we just had to post here. Photographer Ian Ruhter took his life savings and converted a delivery truck into a giant camera. Talk about mobile photography in a new way! But that wasn't it. What he captures are giant images with silver and light using an old photographic technique called a wet plate collodion process.
If you are new to photography, the collodion process is considered an early photographic process. It requires a plate to be coated in silver nitrate, and then sensitized, exposed, and developed before the plate dries. The process was introduced in the 1850s and by the end of that decade it had almost entirely replaced the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype, this all according to Wikipedia.
But that wasn't it. Ruhter took it one step further and went out to recreate motion photography captured on wet plates. A process that hasn't been attempted since Eadweard J. Muybridge first did it in the 1800 with his revolutionary horse motion capture (You may remember the Google Doodle article on MoboGraf).
As of May 1st, Ruhter has begun shooting in Los Angeles and we hope to meet up with him for a MoboGraf exclusive before he heads east. Stay tuned for more info.
The possibilities are endless. MoboGraf encourages the artist in you to think outside the box and experiment with your photography. That is the true essence of art!
Photo taken May 2nd, 2012 of downtown Los Angeles
Here is the story on Ian's project titled, "Silver and Light"