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"

woensdag 11 juli 2012

My new mobile darkroom has arrived

Last Saturday my new "Eskimo" mobile darkroom arrived.
The package was much smaller than i expected.
The tent is stored in a carrying bag which is about 120 x 20 x20cm.
Estimated weight is about 10 kilo.
So all very easy to handle.

To set up the tent won't take you more than 2 minutes !!!
Only 5 "pulls"are needed to make it ready for use.
Size is about 170 x 170 x 210cm.
So for me it's no problem standing upright without touching the ceiling of the tent.
It has two doors and 4 windows which will have to be covered with some red material.

The only backdraw is that it has many sewing pinholes.
But for that problem there is also a perfect solution : performix Liquid electric tape.
It took be about half an hour to close al the pinholes. great stuff.
Should be a perfect material to close pinholes from a bellows.....( will give it a try)

Can't wait to go outside.......


3 opmerkingen:

  1. Thanks for posting this Alex. I have the same fishing tent I'm hoping to use as a darkroom. I was trying to figure out a good way to seal all of those pinholes. I look forward to seeing how you like it.

  2. Sealing those pinhole did't took me more than about half an hour. You will have to do it twice for a 100% result


  3. Hi. I'm curious about the tent. The material is 100% light blocking? Thanks! Looks great.