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"

donderdag 23 oktober 2014

This is a new Video made by Patrice Lesueur. 
He acompannied me in the past few months during several wet plate shoots.
It gives you an insight how this process works behind the scenes.


vrijdag 3 oktober 2014

The making of " Icarus....."

Idea's can pop up in my mind but stay there for months.
This was one of those.
I made this picture in my mind already a dozen times before and now it is ready
it's not exactly what I was expecting.

It's not a bad plate but still not exactly what I am looking for.
Actually this plate got by far the most likes and has been shared hundreds of times.
So in the coming weeks I will have a remake of this one.
Thanks to Patrice for the digital files!
26x26cm Tintype
Hermagis 12"f 4.5 petzval
Exposure time was 20 seconds.