I always have been fascinated by photography.
But with the introduction of the digital camera it all became too easy, too predictable …to me.
So I forced myself to go back to the roots of real analog photography.
Not just by making the photograph itself, but by controlling the entire photographic process.

This brought me back to the middle of the 19th century, to the amazing Collodion wet plate process.
And every single day I feel challenged to refine and improve myself.

For my website please visit : www.alextimmermans.com

Alex Timmermans

"You don't take a picture, it's given to you"

zondag 24 februari 2013


When you are interested in the magical collodion process and want to know all about this kind of photography, just join my workshop "wet plate photography".
The place to be is Veldhoven (nearby Eindhoven).
I give these workshops on Saturdays and only/always to a small group of 2 students.
So this is almost a one to one workshop and not in a large group where you lose a lot of time waiting at each other.
In the morning you will learn sall about history, what camera's and lenses can be used,
how to handle the chemicals, etc.
At noon we will have a nice lunch together.
In the afternoon we will start making plates in my studio and darkroom.
I will only assist you when needed and you will make your own wet plate portraits.
That's the nicest part of the workshop!!
This whole process isn't difficult to learn, but you really need to know what to do
and what you DON'T do!
You don't need to have any darkroom background as this process is really
different compared with normal analogue photographic processes.
If you need any further information, don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail:
collodion-art@onsmail.nl or call me on 0031-402301470
Alex Timmermans

1 opmerking:

  1. Hello ... also devoted to photography and photographic ...

    My work is different ... But I love the work of a similar type which presentuješ on his blog ... and actually even a bit envious of those able to achieve this tvotit ... It must be wonderful feeling ... giving rise to this technique, photograph ...

    I again take a look ...

    Sorry for my bad English ... I fail to get it too ... though part of my family lives in Utrecht ... :-)