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 28 november 2013

Great Dallmeyer lens database is online

Some of you might known Sean Mackenna.
Years ago Sean copied the original books of the Dallmeyer factory.
Those books contained a lot of information on production dates of the dallmeyer lenses including the person who made it and who it was sold to.
Unfortunately Sean died at the 14yh of October 2012.
Sean was a really nice guy, always helpful to find the production dates of lenses.
His wife Jen told me that they were working on the idea to publish the whole Dallmeyer database online. It must have been a hell of a job because the amount of information is was huge.
The good news is that it is online now. So if you are looking for a year of build for your Dallmeyer lens, just visit this website:


By now I don't know yet who did this great job, but MANY MANY
thanks for all the hard work!!

zondag 24 november 2013

Great Magazine about wet plate photography

Recently I was offered a publication in Fine Art Photo, a German photo magazine.
During our e-mail contact the publisher, Rudolf Hillebrand, decided to publish a complete magazine all on wet plate!
So beside of some great portfolios from several outstanding International wet platers, this magazine also contains a huge amount of information about the whole process told by Vernon Trent, about the needed equipment, and about the ECW (European Collodion Weekend).
But also a nice article with "behind the scene" info of some of my plates.
The magazine is written in German and Partly also in English!
Portfolios of the following wet platers are in the magazine:
Craig Tuffin,
Ed Ross,
Jody Ake,
Dave Aharonian,
Andreas Reh,
Ana Tornel
Borut Peterlin
Vernon Trent
and mine.
It's only € 14,95 + € 6,= shipping costs.
Almost 150 pages completely filled with wet plate information and hardly any advertising!!!
A must have for every wet plater.


dinsdag 19 november 2013

My adventure in Paris during FOTOFEVER

The day after, back to earth................

Sunday evening we arrived home from a long and very inspiring weekend in Paris.
My work was exhibited at FOTOFEVER by The Unlimited Grain Gallery.
They sold several pictures of my work so it was a great success!!
First of all my thanks to the Gallery keepers Hilde Bodbijl and Frans Peter Verheyen who believed in my work from the beginning and offered me the opportunity to show my work during the fair.

Also to my good friend and "manager" Ferry van der Vliet for all the back stage support.
And let's not forget the buyers of my work who encouraged me to make some new work during 2014.

We have met some very friendly and inspiring people like Jack Montgomery, a fantastic photographer, Alexander Scholz who's publishing fantastic books of an amazing quality, Trevor E. R. Yerbury and Faye Yerbury and their lovely friends who we had a good chat with on photography and workshops (love their work!!!), Anna Alix Koffi, also a publisher who invited us for a lovely party on Saturday evening, our neighbours, the owners of Galerie Pennings who we had a good laugh with!, "the golden girls" Renée Jacobs and Wendy Hicks, J Schmidt, Ana Tornel, Frabice Pejout etc.

And of course the other artists represented by our gallery; Jacqueline Roberts and her lovely family, Mirjam Appelhof and Jeroen van Haren and Claudio Santambrogio.
Sorry if I forgot to mention somebody.... as I mentioned before. It's the day after...

Thank you all for your friendship and kind works.
I received loads of positive energy!!

See you all soon!




dinsdag 5 november 2013

Unique oppertunity for a wet plate portrait!!

Coming Thursday, November 7th, I will be present in the new pop-up Gallery of Kahmann gallery.
This gallery is located in the centre of Amsterdam, the Van Baerlestraat 39.
During that day (from 11:00 till 16:00) I will be making some commissioned wet plate portraits.
Are you interested in such a unique portrait made by me, just contact Roy Kahmann at:

Price depends on the preferred size of the actual plate.
Only 2 places left!! So don't wait to long.