Tuesday, July 27, 2010


 This photo needs no expiation it is what it is. The stories are told if you look in his eyes. Francesco Siqueiros is a master printer. He makes lithographs with this crazy old machine. As soon as my friend Lauren Moore told me about Francesco I knew I had to shoot him. I started doing this process because it is a hand crafted art form. He also has make art with his hands. The difference is he has been doing it for 20 years. I was  impressed and inspired at the same time. While I was setting up to shoot him he just keep on working he told me just to stop him when I wanted to shoot. I look over at his apron it was all dirty for his work. I looked down at my pants and they were all dirty from the collodion process. I imagined that I was his apprentice and we were working together. This photo is perfect in so many ways I think it worked out this way because of the energy that was in the room.

If you are interested in finding out more about Francesco Siqueiros here is his info.

 El Nopal Press publishes fine arts prints and lithographs addressing social issues relevant to the cross-border dialog between Los Angeles and Mexico City artists.
El Nopal Press at 5th St.
109 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90013
By appointment only

web site: http://elnopalpress.com/
Location:5 and main st LA,Ca
Photo: Francesco Siqueiros

6 comments:

Chrisp Photog said...

Los Angeles and Mexico City artists!! I need to go see this guy.

Francey said...

Dude, I LOVE your work! Thanks so much for sharing it, I serioulsy hope you become well-known. You are unique in that you care about each individual person you shoot, and you let their stories affect you, and that gives your photographs infinitely more meaning! It shows in your photographs. Have you ever considered making a book, a collection of these collodian photos along with their stories, just like what you're doing on your blog? If you come out with one, I'm first in line to buy it!Keep up the amazing work!

ian ruhter photography said...

Francey,
ya a book is the plan. I will have an art show at the end as well. thanks.
ian

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