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
Holland


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

zondag 25 mei 2014

The "bastard" way of cutting 4x5" tintypes....

As I don't have a large cutter and needed some 4x5" tintypes I had to cut them down with a
..... Festo saw.
To my surprise it went rather good.
Not as good as with a professional metal cutter, but I am able to use them for a test.
At least this is much safer than using a Stanley knife.
So next plates are going to be rather small...

I need those small plates for a review of Ty Guillory's new wet plate holder.
So stay tuned...
 
 
VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdqhDiyt26o&feature=youtu.be

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