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Massive wet plate photos are Ian Ruhter‘s specialty. He’s built an enormous view camera out of a delivery truck and is crisscrossing the states capturing moments with silver and light. Each image is rendered on a light sensitive plate treated with volatile chemicals moments before a photo is taken. The bill of materials on some of the Ruhter’s larger shots can cost upwards of $500 a pop. Catch Ian introducing his creation in this video by LA-based Laura Austin. [via DIYP]

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  • http://gravatar.com/techiecook Alok

    That is pretty awesome! Is there a health hazard in processing it this way? Especially with the chronic exposure? Love the way the pictures turn out and yes, I would love the have the ‘charcoalish cityscape with the wires in focus’ on my wall.

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