Silver / 2019 / Advertising / Music

Wet Plate Collodion: Rich

  • Prize
    Silver in Advertising/Music
  • Company
    Image Workshop
  • Photographer
    Brence Coghill
  • Credit
    Brence Coghill

Wet plate collodion image of alt-country singer-songwriter Rich Webb. Shot on a Svedofsky large format field camera on an 8x10” aluminium plate using the mid-1850s ‘tintype’ process. The plate is hand-coated with liquid collodion and submerged in silver nitrate. The sensitized plate is loaded into the camera for a single exposure and is immediately developed while still wet. Each shot takes 15-20 minutes to execute. This image was used by Rich for the cover art of his single ‘Me and My Horse Trigger’, a song about nostalgia and people wanting to revisit an imagined simpler time in the past.

Brence Coghill is a commercial and conceptual photographer based in Melbourne, Australia.