Ian Ruhter is travelling around America taking its picture, but he's using a very unique camera and an outmoded photographic technique.
You might remember Ruhter and his camera-van-turned-time-machine from Smith volume three. Tired of being forced to shoot in digital, Ruhter used his life savings to built a custom camera that uses wet-plate technology to capture images.
His project is called "Silver & Light" and a film by the same name does what we as a magazine could not - shows the physical process of creating these ethereal photos.
Look past the hyperkinetic editing and you'll find a film that highlights the technical and emotional battle taking each picture presents. Most importantly, you see art in motion. Neat.