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 2 augustus 2015

"The Kite Runner"

The making of "The Kite Runner" again took us 2 days...

Placing and adjusting the kites into the tree took us more than 1 1/2 hour during the first day.
The day started cloudy (which I prefer) but as soon as we were ready the sun "exploded".
As I prefer to use my petzvals wide open there was just to much light for decent exposures.
Taking of the cap and putting it on again within 1/4 of a second is simply impossible to do.
I gave it several tries but as expected it just didn't work

So we had to take down everything and did the same thing the next day.
Cloudy day, almost no wind so perfect.
Again it took us some plates. It's Always for adjusting the final details.
And just before it started to rain we made the final plate.

Some random pictures of these 2 days copied from the video files.


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