Posts Tagged ‘Pro-7b’

Slab City: Ian Ruhter on creating the largest wet plate collodion ambrotype in the world

Written by Ian Ruhter on . Posted in Fine art photography, Silver & light

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© Ian Ruhter

Already dubbed the Master of Wet Plate Photography by us, Ian Ruhter needs no introduction. Recently he embarked on a journey to Slab City, to create the world’s largest wet plate collodion. He tells an inspirational tale enveloped in philosophical queries.

I’ve spent a lot of time and energy making pictures that appease everyone else, but leave me questioning if they represent what is truly in my heart. My images of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and pristine landscaped photos appear to be what everyone is typically interested in. It is great to receive praise and recognition, even being compared to Ansel Adams – which is one of the highest compliments you can receive. The problem is it’s not who I am. When I chose to make the world’s largest wet plate collodion direct positives (ambrotypes) I didn’t quite know what I was getting my self into. It’s been incredibly difficult and extremely expensive. I thought by going along with all this attention and praise there would be some kind of pay off, ironically enough it left me feeling empty and still searching to find myself.

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Andrew McGibbon is photographing animals in front of a live audience

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Fine art photography

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© Andrew McGibbon

Do you remember Andrew McGibbon, the animal loving fine art photographer that shoots snakes and horses, and everything in between. As if photographing wild animals is not thrilling enough, Andrew decided to shoot his most recent project in front of a live audience.

Last week we shared a series of images on the Profoto Instagram account. The pictures are from Andrew McGibbon’s latest project Wolves + Vultures. His fine art projects have always focused on animals and this one spawned out of the interest in the connection between animals and humans.

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Sports Photographer Jed Jacobsohn Deals With Pranksters and Seagulls

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Portrait photography, RFi, Sports photography

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Marshawn Lynch

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Sports photographers run in to all sorts of problems during a shoot. Witty athletes are probably not the most severe of them. Jed Jacobsohn tells a story of how he got pranked by American football player Marshawn Lynch.

Taking editorial portraits of top performing athletes is like shooting a-listed film stars or royalty. They are busy people and they don’t have much time to spare for photography shoots. There’s often a tight schedule where you need to fit in, especially since the writer usually steals most of the time from the subject.

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Rising Light: Sam Wallander at RIT

Written by Harley Anderson on . Posted in Rising light

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© Sam Wallander

Rising Light is a monthly article series highlighting promising photography students from all over the world. In this forth article we meet Sam Wallander, at the Rochester Institute of Technology, who is in constant search for his next narrative.

Born and raised in Cincinnati Ohio, Sam Wallander entered the Rochester Institute of Technology, better known as RIT, at the urging of one of his high school teachers. Sam has a background in art and he believes the nature of photography goes hand-in-hand with his previous illustration interests. He says the photographic process truly resonates with him and feels, for lack of better words, natural.

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How Dan Bannister Created His Evocative Portraits of Lighthouse Keepers

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Portrait photography

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© Dan Bannister

Commercial photographer and filmmaker Dan Bannister matched scenic archive photographs with green screen portraits. The result is a series of ethereal and evocative portraits of lighthouse keepers. We had a little chat with Dan to learn how he did it.

Even though in his professional career, he has focused mainly on portraiture and lifestyle advertising work, when going through his archive, Dan Bannister realized that he had a lot of landscape images – of lighthouses in particular.

Growing up on the east coast of Canada, Dan has always had an affinity for the sea and the characters that live and work on the Atlantic Ocean. Recognizing this, a new idea for a personal project arose.

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