London based artist duo Walter & Zoniel feature in the current issue of LA’s quarterly fashion culture magazine Flaunt. Never straying far from exceptional and unique content (watches on pregnancy stomachs anyone) the Alpha-Ation series from Walter Hugo & Zoniel is exceptional.
The series is an ongoing project of exclusive portraits that have been taken using a giant hand-built camera with a brass lens dating back to 1850. The images are shot directly onto positive paper so the artwork has no negative or possibility of reproduction and then hand-coloured and 24 carat gold gilded. The subjects of the portrait artists are celebrities and a perspective of their profile has been featured to produce and ode to the modern day relationship with the portrait and acts of flattery and adulation.
Subjects include Emily Watson, April Ashley, Andreas Kronthaler, Daniel Lismore, Lindsay Lohan, Fran Cutler, Aiden Shaw, Lulu Kennedy, and Tinie Tempah.
The creative is an impressive roll call (below), the initial collection of the ongoing project can be followed here and you can buy the #CALIFUK issue of Flaunt now.
Photographer: Walter Hugo & Zoniel at walterhugoandzoniel.com.
Hair for Emily Watson: Lisa Eastwood for Premierhairandmakeup.com.
Makeup for Emily Watson: James O’Riley for Premierhairandmakeup.com.
Hair and Makeup for April Ashley: Gia Mills for untitldartistsldn.com, London using Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
Groomer for Andreas Kronthaler: Nadia Altinbas at nadiaaltinbas.co.uk.
Hair for Lindsay Lohan: Larry King for streeters.com.
Makeup for Lindsay Lohan: Natalie Piacun at nataliepiacun.com.
Groomer for Tinie Tempah: Natalie Piacun at nataliepiacun.com.
Concept and Direction: Rose Forde at Roseforde.com and Jack Guinness.