Pursuing Your Passion

There are two types of people in the world: people who are passionate about things, and people who’ve had their passion punched, beaten, or whatever out of them. (Kevyn Aucoin)

It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not. Find your passion and follow it. (Randy Pausch)

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. (Nelson Mandela)


Welcome to Silver and Light Vancouver

Ian Ruhter Downtown LA

Downtown Los Angeles from “Silver and Light”
Ian Ruhter – all rights reserved

Do You Have a Story to Share? We are looking for subjects to photograph!

We created this camera to give the people a voice. Silver and Light have traveled far and wide in search of great stories. Are you willing to share yours?

For more information contact rick@ricketkin.com

Tickets for “Pursuing Your Passion” Friday April 5th    http://silverandlight.eventbrite.com

Signed Event Posters will available at the events as a fundraiser for Photo and Visual Art Education for youth on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side ( suggested donation of $30 – cash only)



Schedule of Events

FRIDAY APRIL 5TH 8:30 – 10:00am  SOLD OUT
CREATIVE MORNINGS VANCOUVER- A discussion on the theme of Future and Creativity

FRIDAY APRIL 5TH 8:00 – 10:00pm
PURSUING YOUR PASSION PANEL DISCUSSION -What drives us to follow our passion to create art

WED APRIL 10th 7:00-10:00  SOLD OUT

THUR APRIL 11th 7:00-10:00 SOLD OUT

FUSION KEYNOTE a talk about the creation of the Silver and Light Videos with Ian Ruhter and Director Lane Power – Exclusive Premier of new their new video “When Dreams Collide”

MONDAY APRIL 15TH 7:00pm – 9:00pm
PPOC National Convention- Canadian Imaging Conference and Trade Show The story behind the passion of Ian Ruhter – a discussion of the how and why if Silver and Light

About Ian Ruhter

About Ian

Ian Ruhter is a photographer with a personal artistic mission who has turned his career into a passion for the creation of photographic art using a process dating from the 1850’s. His project “Silver and Light” is getting worldwide attention for both the story and the unique images he is creating.

Ian’s story is one that is reflected in the subjects he photographs, severely dyslexic as a youth he found himself as an outsider challenged by many obstacles. It was his mother’s gift of an old film camera that got him started on a way to express himself and the path to his present project. In his previous career as a snowboarder Ian was a rebel, which helped lead him to his direction as a photographer.

His American Dream series has focused his giant camera in a truck, on a cross section of others with a variety of challenges but presents calm and dignified portraits that honour the subjects and tells their story. The narrative of Ian’s project and subjects are truly inspiring.

Ian’s images of Los Angeles and the Mountains are one of-a-kind studies that are beautiful, mysterious, captivating and mesmerizing all at once.