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 19 april 2015

"Spring cleaning..."

As you  most likely already know my head is always filled with crazy ideas.
Ideas is one, but making a plate out of it is a always a challenge itself
Problem always is to find the suitable location, the right props etc.
And of course I need the best weather.
Not to warm and cloudy....

This time I wanted to make a plate using a vacuum cleaner to expose the re-birth of Spring.
After searching for two days for a good location I finally ended up using the garden
of a good friend of mine, Johan Verhulst.
A huge garden with some amazing big trees and ofcourse enough
leaves which I needed for this plate.
Making this plate took us half a day and just after we finished it started raining.
So we had some luck during that day.
Digital pictures made by Johan Verhulst and Ferry van der Vliet.
11 x11" tintype
Dallmeyer 3a petzval wide open at f4
exposure time 2 seconds











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