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 12 februari 2012

20 x 20" portraits

Yesterday i finally had some spare time to make some 20x20" portraits.
It's all more, bigger, heavier. But, this is really great.
Making plates 1:1 is so much fun and looking at the plates it just looks like the sitters are still in my studio.
BTW, this time have been using Amaloco rapid fixer. As told before, the difference between KCN and rapidfixer is really marginal. The tone of these plates are fantastic.
Just have a look at the last picture. That tone is how it actually looks like.
Now i have to find a way taking good pictures if this plate to be able to print it.

A brief impression :
( thanks to my friend Ben who made the pictures)

8 opmerkingen:

  1. Uau, this is amazing! Congratulations! I hope to see it live in Wet Plate Collodion weekened!

  2. yep, i will have them with me during the ECW.


  3. to see the progress, makes me 'hungry' for an acquaintance with wet plates


  4. Wat gaaf!!! en wat een joekel van een glasplaat!

  5. Fantastic Alex! Have you added more lights, or still the same setup? What exposure time?

    1. Actually , it is more or less the same set up. I was a bit surprised by that at it has a much longer bellows extention.

    2. Ongelofelijk, wat een joekel van een camera moet dat zijn. Ik heb veel kwaliteit gezien in fotografie maar dit slaat alles, complimenten met uw passie.

  6. Alex, this is fantastic! If anyone ask the question: Does size really count ...the anwer is YES :-)