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 12 september 2010

Workshop with Ivo and Fokke

I recently gave a collodion workshop to 2 photographers. Fokke from Amsterdam and Ivo from Antwerp. Both very passionated photographers who would like to “taste” the wetplate process.
Underneath you will find some pictures taken during that day. They were very interested in the whole process and had some very interesting discussions about photography. And not only about wetplate !

After we went through the theoretical part of the workshop and having lunch we started making pictures. That’s always the nicest part of the workshop.

I must say, it worked out surprisingly well. Although the whole process was new for both, soon they were moving around with the studio lights and the camera making better compositions.

Thanks guys for your interest in this process. It was a real pleasure working with you two.


Cleaning the plates, not the nicest job to do......

"breathing" a plate
Ivo flowing the plate. pitty you can't smell this....


Fokke flowing his plate on black glass.

Fokke "rocking" the plate to prevent getting lines on the plate.

red light district..........

The old Narita Camera.

Ivo working on a picture of Fokke.


Fixing a plate.
Pictures made by Ivo, Fokke and Alex

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Ha Alex,
    Boeiende serie foto's; geeft een goed overzicht wat er zoal moet gebeuren. Mooie platen zijn er gemaakt!

  2. Wow, great photos and great plates!