blake little shoots honey covered humans for preservation series
 
blake little shoots honey covered humans for preservation series
feb 24, 2015

blake little shoots honey covered humans for preservation series

blake little shoots honey covered humans for preservation series
all images © blake little

 

 

 

american artist blake little‘s career as a celebrity portrait photographer has seen him frame some of the most famous faces in the world. most recently, little has experimented with the human body and mediums that can be used in tandem with skin. this investigation has lead him to ‘preservation‘, his recently-completely project and monograph, which adds a ‘sweet’ sculptural quality to his portfolio.

 

little has covered portrait subjects in tubs of sticky-sweet honey while being photographed in the studio. models representing a diverse range of ages, ethnicities and body types have been completely canvassed in cascading sheets of golden goo, resulting in their almost amber-preserved appearance. seemingly frozen in place, the subjects evoke sensuality and drama, their positions and limbs exaggerated by the molten material hanging from them. little presents ‘preservation’ at kopeikin gallery, los angeles from march 7 to april 18, 2015. take a look at the accompanying video below (contains nudity) to see how the images were created in his studio.

 

 


the making-of ‘preservation’ by blake little
video courtesy of blake little

blake little preservation honey covered humans
tao, 2012

blake little preservation honey covered humans
sarah, front 2012

blake little preservation honey covered humans
angelina and paul, 2014

blake little preservation honey covered humans blake little honey covered humans preservation
ouriel, front, 2012

blake little preservation honey covered humans
moxie, 2014

blake little preservation honey covered humans
ouriel, back, 2012

blake little preservation honey covered humans
catherine, 2012

blake little preservation honey covered humans
devion, back, 2012

blake little honey covered humans preservation
riot, 2013

  • Intriguing imagery most certainly. The studio lighting captured the ephemeral but superb transformations wrought by the flowing honey into engaging lacquered representations of those souls we seldom take note of on our daily travels.
    Perhaps the complaints concerning your use of the regurgitated/redigested product of bees would have been avoided if you had used the vascular fluids drained from maple trees instead. Outstanding results!

    Will Roy McDaniel
  • Gorgeous!!!

    Annie
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