Never ‘Work’ Again — On Following Your Passion with Photographer Ian Ruhter [When Dreams Collide]

They say that when you leave your old life behind and walk the path you’re meant to be on, be prepared to leave some friends behind, and be prepared to make new ones. This has definitely been the case on my own personal path. When I finally ditched the things in my life that everyone else wanted me to do and began a fulltime charge of my life’s dream of being an artist, it put my life on a collision course with energy, vitality, and some seriously creative / talented people who have both inspired me and strengthened my resolve to continue on this path. That’s not to say shit doesn’t get hard, and that there’s an unending amount of work…but it’s just one kind of work – the kind that draws you in – not the kind that sinks your soul.

One of those cool people I’ve met along the way is my homie Ian Ruhter, another man on a mission to be different, not just better. If you keep your eyes peeled here on my blog, you know that one of the ways he’s done that is through his most recent personal project titled “Silver and Light,” in which he creates photographic art using a wet plate process that dates back to the 1850s with a camera the size of a truck. I had Ian on the show last year to demonstrate his technique and teach me how to wet plat. (Episode at the bottom of this post)

Ian’s latest video posted up top, “When Dreams Collide,” he documents his journey before our meeting -across the past and present and up to his drop-in on #cjLIVE. This particular vid, while beautifully shot, really delivers on how he crossing all boundaries and bowled through all obstacles to follow his dreams. If you need to abandon your current dead-end path, it’s worth your time.

Follow Ian across these channels:

Instagram: ianruhter

32 Responses to Never ‘Work’ Again — On Following Your Passion with Photographer Ian Ruhter [When Dreams Collide]

  1. Marcus May 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Love the video..moved me made me feel as if I’m not alone in the art world.

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    Such a talented individual. Love this

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    The video is awesome. Very talented individual. The saying “and that there’s an unending amount of work…but it’s just one kind of work – the kind that draws you in – not the kind that sinks your soul” will truly hit home with many Artists myself included.

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    Never saw Chase speaking so honestly!! I admire ur work and your energy inspires me to go on this AMAZING JOURNEY. thanks…

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