Wet plate collodion ‘tintype’ portrait, 2019
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