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 18 januari 2014

"To the end of nowhere...."

After nearly 5 months (times travels fast) I finally had the time to shoot outside again.
What a joy!!!
We first planned to make a other plate but unfortunately the item I needed for that plate
wasn't ready yet.
So that one will be the next plate for sure.
As the weather forecast was so good we just couldn't resist to "play" outside again.
Sun/cloudy and around 10 degrees Celsius. This time we packed two cars! and headed
to an old railway station not so far form my place.
As usual we met some very nice people and the owner of the old train way station even invited us
for a cup of coffee during the shoot. Many thanks for that!!

This plate looks rather simple but we made 9 plates till we were satisfied
with the pose, light, attributes.
We also expected longer exposure times but there was more UV than we thought.

Many thanks to the model, assistant, mental coach, Ferry van der Vliet.....

26,5 x26,5 cm tintype
exposure time just one second!
Dallmeyer 4a at f5
Gerard Schalkx and Frans Roefs are photographers who were passing by.
They both send me some pictures of the shoot.
Many thanks for that!!


8 opmerkingen:

  1. Working with Alex is fun and motivating. His incredible passion sticks to him as a glove. He does not give up until it's right according to Alex's law. 5 hours of hard working but at the end, and really at the end, the result was there. And what a result it is.

  2. Beautiful!! I just love your photographs.

  3. Alex,
    Beautiful work & good upper body strength!
    I was wondering if you could send me the link for the portable box darkroom?
    Thanks so much & congratulations!

  4. Dag Alex en jouw prachtige butler. Wat leuk en bijzonder dat wij jullie aan het werk mochten zien bij ons stationnetje in Liempde. En wat is de foto geweldig mooi geworden!!!
    Heel hartelijke dank dat jullie er zo even waren en wij jullie konden bewonderen.
    Met respect en veel groeten en kom gerust nog eens terug voor de koffie,

    Piet en Adrienne

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  7. Prachtig Alex, mooi om dat eens in zijn werk te zien.
    Geert Demeyere uit Hooglede.