With ‘Storytelling’ collodion expert Alex Timmermans presents a series of narrative, surreal black-and-white photos.

The staged images, with subtle humor, 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, Mart Visser and Redmond O’Hanlon. The exhibition is from 30 August until 24 October in Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam.

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 of collodion photographers. The Dutch, self-taught photographer is working exclusively with antique 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.

30 August – 24 October 2015 – Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam

The festive opening will be done by photographer Jimmy Nelson on Sunday 30 August at 4.30 PM.

Alex Timmermans - Laundry Day - Courtesy Eduard Planting Gallery

Alex Timmermans - The Rainmaker - Courtesy Eduard Planting Gallery

Alex Timmermans - Swan Lake - Courtesy Eduard Planting Gallery

Alex Timmermans - The Kite Runner - Courtesy Eduard Planting Gallery

all images: © Alex Timmermans

Gallery opening hours
Wednesday to Saturday: 1 – 6 PM.

Eduard Planting Gallery | Fine Art Photographs
Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2 in Amsterdam


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