Ruhter is exhibiting his work in a show called "Perfect Imperfections" in Menlo Park, with an artist reception on Feb. 1.
Ian Ruhter Creates 'Perfect Imperfections' Using Vintage Photography Techniques
After spending the majority of his time behind a computer screen, editing code, Ian Ruhter had enough. He wanted to make photographs, but in a very old-fashioned way. Using 19th century literature as a guide, Ruhter began making his own film with USP collodion, silver nitrates, iodides and bromides. This special film — and the special camera needed to shoot it — led Ruhter to create one-of-a-kind photographic prints called ambrotypes and tintypes.