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"

woensdag 15 juni 2011

Collodion process movie

A good friend of mine and a photography teacher, Ad van de Beemt, made me a nice movie of the collodion process.
It's not quite finished yet, but i just wanted to share it with you.
The direct link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzCCjlubQ2o

Ad, many thanks for the help.
His website for those who are interested: http://www.advance-cvf.nl/home.html

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Really nice video, and great technique. I really enjoyed how you held the ambro on your black apron to reverse it out at the end. Nice personal touch. Keep up the great work!

  2. Indeed, a nice and instructive video.
    Well done. It really gives an idea of the process.

  3. Wow, wat een mooi procede. Het ziet er behoorlijk bewerkelijk uit, maar ik vind het resultaat prachtig. En wat een indrukwekkende camera's! Erg leuk dat je deze methode van fotografie gebruikt. Ik ben wel nieuwschierig geworden naar de locatie en prijs van een workshop.