LA-based celebrity portrait photographer Blake Little's latest work, "Preservation" exploring the physical perfection of the human body. Amazed by the distorted transformation by pouring honey over the human body, Blake sees it as a fusion of the human mind and body. "Preservation" will be on exhibition from March 7th to April 18th 2-15 at the Kopeikin Gallery Los Angeles. A special photo book will also be published and avalible to be purchase online and at the exhibition.
"Blake Little’s series of photographs presented here combine the old and the new in a bold way. His vivid images startle the viewer. They freeze the human form, preserving it not in proverbial amber, but rather – and unexpectedly – in honey, another natural substance millions of years old. (For honey bees date back some 25-50 million years, preserved in the fossil record of the Eocene–Oligocene boundary.) Just when and where humans first braved the sharp sting of bees to steal their honey we do not know. Cave paintings in Spain depict human honey-gatherers, and from the time of the Egyptian pyramids, about 2575–2150 BC, what scientists now call the “honey-bearing” bee (Apis mellifera) appears to have been domesticated." - Kenneth Lapatin (Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum)
To purchase Preservation by Blake Little, check here.