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.


Alex Timmermans
Holland


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


donderdag 5 april 2012

ECW European Collodion Weekend

First European Collodion Weekend at Fotoacademie Eindhoven
(Holland) at april 14th-15th





During that weekend several national and international collodion photographers will give demonstrations of the wet plate process and also will show lot’s of their original plates and prints. FREE ENTRANCE !!

Photographers who will participate during that weekend are : 

Luther Gerlach from the USA
Alexey Alexeev from Russia
Fabrice Pejout from France
Mémé Bartels form Holland
Manon Navarro from Holland
Arjen Went from Holland
Peter van Hal from Holland
Alex Timmermans from Holland

Previous to that weekend the participating photographers will show their work during an exhibition which starts at march 15th at 17:00 hour. Free entrance ! 

Exclusive collodion masterclasses by Luther Gerlach (USA)
Luther Gerlach will do 2 exclusive master classes showing his skills and knowledge about the wet plate process. 
He's a true master on wet plate photography and his work is currently hanging in the White House as part of President and Mrs. Obama’s art collection.Gerlach’s work has appeared in Architectural Digest, American Photographer, People and View Camera Magazine, and exhibited at over two-hundred art festivals.He has won major awards at Cherry Creek, Coconut Grove, Tampa Bay and Salt Lake City. 
Celebrity clientele include also Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Nick Nolte, Bruce Willis, Michael Wilson, Oprah Winfrey.
 

Places for these two master classes are limited. So if you are interested and want to make a reservation drop me an e-mail containing your name, address and phone number. We will send you a reply with the needed information. After receiving your payment you will receive a entrance card.

Entrance fee for the masterclasses is € 49,=.
For students and employees of the Fotoacademie, Fotogram and Fotoschool39,==
http://luthergerlach.com/

MASTER CLASSES ARE FULLY BOOKED !!!

So if you are interested in the wet plate process, visit us during April 14-15Th !!

Opening Exhibition

Thursday 15th of March at 17:00 hours    FREE ENTRANCE

Demonstrations

Saturday 14th of April from 13:00 to 17:00 hours FREE ENTRANCE
Sunday   15th of April from 11:00 to 17:00 hours FREE ENTRANCE

Master classes Luther Gerlach

Saturday 14th of April starts at 10:30 hours  ENTRANCE ONLY BY RESERVATION
Sunday   15th of April starts at 13:00 hours ENTRANCE ONLY BY RESERVATION
 
Address:  Fotogalerie Eindhoven
Torenallee 20 (Strijp S), 2nd Floor 5617 BC Eindhoven, Holland

For more information please contact :
Alex Timmermans
collodion-art@onsmail.nl
0031-402301470



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