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
"You don't take a picture, it's given to you"
donderdag 23 oktober 2014
vrijdag 3 oktober 2014
I made this picture in my mind already a dozen times before and now it is ready
it's not exactly what I was expecting.
It's not a bad plate but still not exactly what I am looking for.
So in the coming weeks I will have a remake of this one.
maandag 8 september 2014
First I planned to make it inside a library or so but then realized that it would fit much better in the series when made outside again.
The risk is always the weather but yesterday the weather gods were with us.
Cloudy but bright. So perfect weather to make a wet plate.
but he was also the model.
Normally he’s behind the camera so this were his first modeling steps....
While making the first plate I pulled out the slide of the holder while the cap wasn’t on the lens.
So don’t know the exact exposure time but it came our surprisingly well.
We made some minor changes on the set up and made 3 other plates.
As always the last one was the best it and it turned out to be the fastest shoot I ever did.
Plate was made within 2 hours!
As Ferry wasn't the model this time he was able to make some pictures of the shoot itself.
26x26cm black glass ambrotype
exposure time 6 seconds
Dallmeyer 3a at f4
maandag 25 augustus 2014
Jimmy is an extremely passionate photographer who has been working
on his giant project for more than 5 years.
A book is filled with extremely beautiful pictures of tribes living all over the world.
Most of his work is made with analogue photography.
A must have for every photo book lover.
If you ever have the chance visiting one of his performances, go for it.
In my whole life I haven't met anyone before talking about photography
with so much enthusiasm than Jimmy Nelson.
Just watch this video which is all about his project:
and to Oogenlust for hosting their facilities.