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"

zondag 7 juli 2019

Today i finally had the time to run a quick test with my new fresnel groundglass made by Massimiliano Acanfora (Bomm Camera’s Italy).
I first saw this fresnel last year at the ECW on the Bomm camera of Dennis Ziliotto 
and this year on a bigger Bomm from Tom Klein. 

All I can say, the difference is huge!
It’s always difficult to make a digital picture of the subject projected on the ground glass.
 But when using the fresnel it’s easy. See the differences.
For focussing you don’t have to move your head anymore to see what’s happening in the corners. 
It’s like looking at an LCD screen, that bright.
The light is spread very equally. 
Even not covered with a dark cloth i am able to see the whole picture. 
This is one of the best investments I ever made on my wet plate gear!! 

For more information just contact Massimiliano or http://www.bommcameras.com

Standard ground glass

New Bomm ground glass

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