American Dream, Documenting America With a Giant Camera in a Delivery Van

Photographer Ian Ruhter travels the country photographing the people and places he sees along the way with a delivery van that he converted into a giant camera. He develops large-format photos using the collodion wet plate process, an early photographic process popular in the 19th century. He calls the endeavor the American Dream project. We previously wrote about “Silver & Light,” a short film about Ruhter’s photography.