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"

donderdag 30 december 2010

How i did the framing

I have received several questions about how I did the framing of my plates.
Actually it isn't that difficult. It sure is no rocket science.

This is the final result : http://collodion-art.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-first-exhibition.html

I bought some 9 mm thick oak plates.
Because there are so thin and I wanted to prevent it from curling I placed a 2mm steel plate at the back.
I took 2 small pieces of oak and glued them on the the oak plate. On top of that I used adhesive velcro.
One piece attached to the glass plate and the other on the small pieces on the oak plate.

First I tried adhesive tape but that was more permanent and much more difficult to remove the plate again.
With the velcro I have a kind of picture frame where I can easily remove the plate and put on another one.

zondag 26 december 2010

My first exhibition

This weekend we have opened our anual exhibition.
For me it was my first time showing my plates to the public.
It took me some time working out the presentation of the plates but i am very happy with the result.

zaterdag 11 december 2010

Interview in the local newspaper

A few weeks ago got a phone call from the local newspaper.
They were very interested in the collodion process and they asked me if I was interested in an small interview.
As these are opportunities which are only offered once or twice in a lifetime I accepted they offer in a eye blink.

Sorry it is in Dutch.


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