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"

zaterdag 27 april 2013

The making of "lost"

Today we finally had some time to make some new plates.
Weather was fine, little sun and 18 degrees.
So "eskimo time...."

This plate was in my mind for already a few months
but it´s always a challenge to find the right location, having the right weather etc.
This time we (my friend Ferry and me) made 2 plates I am extremely happy with.

Both plates were made on 26x26cm black glass.
Exposure time around 1/2 seconds.
Hermagis portrait petzval.
350mm 4.5 wide open.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Alex, great story have you told with this image.
    Very strong!

  2. A great artist, you are! Great photographer! Amazing images. This making off is fantastic. I have visited the site and am completely in love with this technique so old and at the same time so overwhelming, so surprising. I am in love with your work. Congratulations!