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 31 juli 2012

Found better plate rack

All from the start i have been using the plate racks made by IKEA.
Cheap and good. But when shooting larger plates and storing them in the IKEA rack it somehow became a little tricky
( because of the weight) as i mainly use 3mm glass.

Yesterday we were at Amersfoort ( beautiful place btw) and we entered a store called Dille & Camille.
I found there plate racks and i can say, they are MUCH sturdier than those from IKEA. Thicker wood and better build quality
They are selling 2 sizes and i bought the smallest one.
Still suitable for holding up to 13 plates which is more than enough for me.
Price ?  Euro 16,95.
Not as cheap as those from IKEA but still cheaper than making it yourself.

Strangely they only sell the small one through the internet.

In the picture you see plates of  10,5" square.

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