On May 4th and 5th, I took part in the European Collodion Week-end, organized by Alex Timmermans near Eindhoven, The Netherlands. We were 40 Collodion Wet Plate Photographers from all over Europe (and one from the U.S.!) together with our antique cameras, darkrooms and great deal of chemicals and material, with the aim of showing this photographic process dating of mid XIX century to the visitors who came attracted by the « out of time » vision.
I spent much of my time meeting the rest of participants, exchanging some good tips but also could make a couple of tintypes with Ayla and Malen, Julien Pironin and Jacqueline Roberts’s daughters, respectively. I varnished them thanks to Sergey Sergev’s advice.
Ayla and doll, 18×24 cm tintype – © Ana Tornel
Ayla & Malen, 18×24 cm tintype – © Ana Tornel
Alex Timmermans recorded this moment on this wonderful collodion wet plate 30×40 cm (exposure time 6 sec – f22) :