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"

dinsdag 20 juli 2010

First Dutch Collodion Day 04-07-2010

It's a fact. We had our first collodionday.
We were invited at Jeroen de Wijs his parents house. Beautiful house with even a more beautiful garden. First i would like to thank Jeroen and his parents inviting me and for hosting that really nice event.
As you can see we enjoyed the beautifull weather and had great fun. We tried many camera's and lenses and we even made some nice plates. At the end we were invited for a very nice barbeque and drunk champagne.
We had a great time !!

Gerda flows one of her first outside plates under supervision of Geert-Jan

Lots of nice gear

Indra's "growtent"

Posing for a digital picture !

Jeroen standing next to his mobile darkroom.

Champagne  !!!

Some results

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Alex, cool initiative! Now everyone can read about your experiences.

  2. Hey Alex,

    Leuke blog. Ik zal hem zo goed mogelijk proberen te volgen! Deze Collodion-dag en BBQ was in ieder geval een groot succes en ik werk graag mee aan de volgende!