Wet Plate & Tintype photographer in Melbourne, Australia

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Wet plate collodion ‘tintype’ portrait, 2019

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Ph: 0417 640 922

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Brence Coghill

Multi-award winning wet plate and tintype photographer based in Melbourne, Australia

Brence is driven by moments of authenticity and connection. Conveying quiet, introspective or unguarded moments, his images vary from striking character portraits through to exploring surreal or conceptual ideas.

Since 2018 Brence has been working in the large format wet plate collodion process, an analogue alt-photography technique from the 1850s. He revels in the ‘controlled chaos’ of wet plate: the sense of alchemy from hands-on manipulation of chemistry and the challenge of trying to control a process that’s inherently wild and unpredictable.

Brence has receved recognition for his work in Australia and internationally.

Recent awards & recognition

2020  First Place, People Category – The Mono Awards

2020  4x Honourable Mentions – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

2019  Silver Winner, Bronze Winner and an Honourable Mention – Tokyo International Foto Awards

2019  5x Highly Commended and 3x Honourable Mentions – Australian Photography Awards

2019  Honourable Mention – International Photography Awards

2019  Silver Winner – Prix de la Photographie Paris

2017  Featured in Capture Magazine ‘The Annual’ of the best photographers in Australia

2016  Double Finalist – Australian Photography Awards