30 August - 24 October 2015
The festive opening will be done by Jimmy Nelson on Sunday 30 August @ 4.30 PM.
With ‘Storytelling’ the collodion expert presents a series of narrative, surreal black-and-white photos. The staged images, with subtle humour, are rich in detail and have a deep contrast and warm tone. There will also be a small selection of his portraits like the ones he made of Erwin Olaf, Jimmy Nelson and Redmond O’Hanlon.
Collodion photography was invented in 1851 by Englishman Frederick Scott Archer. It is one of the very first ways to capture an image on a sensitive plate. With this extremely laborious process he creates a picture directly on glass, made exactly according to the original method. No Photoshop is applied.
Alex Timmermans (Veldhoven, 1962) belongs to the world’s top collodion photographers. The Dutch, self-taught photographer is working exclusively with antique, handcrafted lenses (1850-1900) and wooden, handmade, cameras to an image size of 60 x 60 cm.
Besides portraits, his biggest passion is to photograph his surrealistic scenes outdoors on location.
'Storytelling' is the first solo exhibition by Alex Timmermans in Amsterdam. His work has been exhibited at Paris Photo Los Angeles, PAN Amsterdam, FotoFever Brussels and Paris and many other art fairs in The Netherlands and abroad.
Look at an interesting short video about how Alex works.