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 21 oktober 2012

New dark room lights

Two weeks ago i visited a do it yourself shop and by accident i stumbled
on some energy saving bulbs.
I bought one, just to give a try.
Well the difference between my "antique" bulbs is HUGE.
I was really surprised how big the difference was between these two bulbs.
I had the feeling not being "blindfolded" anymore in my darkroom.
The best thing is that these bulbs have no influence on the wet plate process.
No fogging and a much much better sight on what you are doing
So HIGHLY recommended
Although its difficult to show you the difference.
On your left hand the old buld and on your right hand the new one.


zaterdag 20 oktober 2012


A plate we made today.
I can tell you, we had a lots of funn making this one.
As we were in the filed there were several watchers during this shoot.
One couple, who's husband was making photo's, was confused.
While he was taking his camera my model turned his head towards her.
She screamed at her husband : it's moving.
My model turned his head back again and he said to her : "no he's not".
You should have seen her face......!!!

300mm 4.5 Hermagis petzval
shot wide open
Exposure time 2 secs.