Hand built camera – WZBOX.M
This is the third incarnation of their WZBOX camera, constructed during a live residency at SHOWstudio. It has been used in the creation of a number of the artists’ wet-plate collodion ambrotypes and tintypes as well as their direct positive paper works. “ICONOSTATUS” was shot on this camera as were their “REFLECTING THE BRIGHT LIGHTS” and some of their “ALPHA-ATIONS” series of artworks. There is no negative involved in the creation of these works. Each image is entirely unique, as it is shot directly onto a light-sensitive surface, which is developed inside the camera becoming the final piece of artwork. The elongated exposure times used by the artists engage subjects in a meditative process unlike any other photographic shoot, resulting in mesmerisingly intimate and beautiful, life-sized images.WZBOX.M is a slightly more portable version of their WZBOX.3, as the camera casing is made of sealed, light-resistant canvas.