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.


Alex Timmermans
Holland


"You don't take a picture, it's given to you"


maandag 19 november 2012

Fabulous book about antique French optics.

A little bump for a fantastic book.

During my last visit at Bievres i bought myself a fabulous book about antique French lenses.
This book is written by Corrado D’Agostini.
It contains almost 400 pages covered with loads of information about the most famous French optics.
Including many pictures. Names like: Berthiot, Hermagis, Darlot, Jamin etc.
You will also find many background information about the makers and technical information about the optics.
Also every documented lens has it's serialnumber published.
Unfortunately not the year of build. Pity, but you can't have it all
If you are interested in Old photographic French lenses, this is a book you need to have in your collection!
21x30x3cm !!
ISBN 88-8341-491-6




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