L.A.-based photographer Ian Ruhter began his career using film and processing it in a darkroom. As the digital era progressed, the artist felt something was lost. So, he built a giant camera in the back of his van and got back to the basics of photography with an early photographic technique called wet plate collodion processing. The results are spectacular!
Jerry Uelsmann’s “Untitled’’ 1996. Before Photoshop allowed image makers to bend reality to their will with a single keystroke there was Jerry Uelsmann. He created surreal images the hard way — not with digital shortcuts, but working in a darkroom with seven enlargers and multiple negatives.