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"

dinsdag 14 juni 2011

Great find at Bièvres !!

I found an extremely interesting lens for my collection.
A large Hermagis which is dated 1856 !!
This is one of the very first lenses Hermagis made.
It even has no serialnumber on it but the glass is the proof
The engraving says : Hermagis Opticien, Rue de Rambuteau 18 Paris
Which indicates it's an early one indeed.

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