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"
zondag 12 februari 2012
20 x 20" portraits
It's all more, bigger, heavier. But, this is really great.
Making plates 1:1 is so much fun and looking at the plates it just looks like the sitters are still in my studio.
BTW, this time have been using Amaloco rapid fixer. As told before, the difference between KCN and rapidfixer is really marginal. The tone of these plates are fantastic.
Just have a look at the last picture. That tone is how it actually looks like.
Now i have to find a way taking good pictures if this plate to be able to print it.
A brief impression :
( thanks to my friend Ben who made the pictures)