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 12 oktober 2010


This evening my friend George came by.

He 73 years old and he's ALWAYS smiling.
George originaly comes from Ghana and this pictures was with his traditional clothes on.

noname petzval
aprox 350 mm 5.6
clear glass
"poorboy" collodion
KCN fixer
exposuretime 6 sec.

This was more difficult to get the light right.
Unfortunately not perfect sharp, but i think it is almost impossible to do, laughing for 6 seconds and keeping your head still.

1 opmerking:

  1. Beautiful plate! Good light indeed and such nice face looking into the camera.