Unique handcrafted photographs using an antique process

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Note from shop owner More tintypes and wetplates will be for sale in Summer 2019!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 19, 2019

More tintypes and wetplates will be for sale in Summer 2019!

Brooke LaBrie

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Brooke LaBrie


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About WetplateWares

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On Etsy since 2012

WETPLATEWARES: Adventures in Wetplate

In the fall of 2011 I was in front of the lens for a husband and wife team of fantastic wetplate artists: Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi. I shadowed them that whole day... I must have run back and forth from the darkroom to outside over 20 times. But it didn't take that long for me to fall in love with the process. After witnessing it once, I was hooked. Since then I've modeled for several other wetplate artists, solidifying my desire to create wetplates myself. In August 2012 I took a workshop from Craig Barber in Woodstock, NY to learn the process. He was a fantastic instructor and I loved creating wetplates just like I knew I would.

You are witnessing my adventure from the very start. I created 30+ quarter plates in my 4 day workshop. I sold most of those plates to help fund the chemistry and equipment costs to start creating wetplates in my darkroom at home. Half of all profits are getting saved and put into a separate account so I can eventually afford to make my process mobile so I can take my collodion wetplate photography out in the field instead of being confined to my studio and backyard.

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you enjoy my work, but I hope you enjoy it on your wall even more.

Shop members

  • Brooke LaBrie

    Owner, Maker, Photographer, Mad Scientist

    I entered the world of fine art photography as an art model and witnessed many different methods of photography over the years. In 2011 I came across the collodion process and I've been fixated on creating my own wetplate magic ever since.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Thanks for visiting my shop! All you will find here are one of a kind collodion wetplates handmade by me. It takes about an hour to produce just one plate and a whole lot of love. If you have any questions about my process, about a specific plate, or anything at all - please don't hesitate to ask.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All plates sold as is.
Payment required immediately after purchase either by credit card or Paypal.
The utmost care is taken to ensure your plate arrives to you in perfect condition.

I do not take chances with shipping. If you're investing in art, you're invested and expect to receive it in pristine condition. Cutting a couple dollars off your order is not worth the risk.

I ship USPS stiff photo envelope or small box flat rate priority mail only. As soon as I ship, you will be notified.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please let me know if you're interested in a custom order. We can discuss and I will make every effort to fulfill your request.