In a challenging act of creation, The Untouched series sees Walter & Zoniel producing the largest Ferrotype portraits in the World. This project combines both sides of their artistic practice with vivacity and innovation
Each image is full-length and life-sized, shot directly on to metal sheets using a traditional photographic technique from the 1830s.
To create these colossal artworks, the artists team modern and ancient technology, hand-building a gigantic camera, their largest ever, the WZBOX.360 . Within which, they prepare and hand coat each of the images with original photographic chemistry, exposing them individually for up to 30 seconds to create a completely unique and beautiful imagery.
The extra long exposure time requires a medative stillness from their subjects and consequently attains eerily beautiful results, the capturing of an extended moment uniquely staring into the eyes of these recognisable faces in an entirely new manner.
PHOTO LONDON @ SOMERSET HOUSE - Walter & Zoniel were commissioned by Photo London in 2016 to turn The Deadhouse beneath Somerset House into their WZBOX.360 camera creating the first works in the ongoing series of The Untouched.