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"

woensdag 24 juni 2015

The book of Alternative Photographic Proceses by Christopher James.

Recently I received the new book by Christopher James:  
"The Book of Alternative photogrpahic Processes (third edition)".

My first reaction was:  "wow, it's like holding an old-fashioned phone again"
Apart from the index, preface, etc. 847 pages are filled with extremely detailed
information about aternatieve photographic processes.
Printed on nice white glossy paper and  complemented with
beautiful pictures of specialists from all over the world.
Total weight: 2.3 kilo!!!

If I just limit myself to the collodion process than alone there are 73 pages filled with
a tremendous amount of information about this wonderful process.
Think of the necessary formulas, chemicals, hardware, how to handle. etc.etc.
More information than in any other wet plate manual you can buy!
This book is a must for every photographer who loves to experiment
with the most beautiful ancient photographic processes

This wonderful book is on sale for a price of around 70 usd, and that's worth it every penny.
You can order it from Amazon but the little bookstore around the corner would also
like to order it for you  and doing that you will also support the small shopkeeper....

The book next to a already thick magazine

73 pages filled with information about the wet plate process.

The needed ISBN number forordering it at your local bookstore.....