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

  • Stunning, beautiful work. Congratulations. If I had a moment of doubt it was with the pictures of the dog and the baby. As an owner of 3x dogs and father of two, now adult sons, I wouldn’t put my children or pets in a situation such as this. Yet, even these two photos have power. I hope both the child and dog were well cared for. That aside, it is an exhibition of remarkable photos. Best wishes.

    Ian (Melbourne, Australia)
  • freeking awesome!!!!!

    ROEM
  • Disgusting and useless. Waste of food. Why do you publish this, Designboom?

    Jen
  • Unrivaled ! and Nice ..

    hesam azmi
  • Seriously? Pour a liberal counting of honey all over a dog just to massage an ego?

    Tim
  • It’s so interesting, I can’t look away! Amazing work!

    Lucy
  • awesome
    but thats raises the question of waste.

    stanispasme
  • When is the extravagance art?

    luis fernando arango arboleda
  • I though this was a cool concept until I saw the dog and the baby. Both of whome had no say in this at all.

    ivana
  • Dynamic and natural photography

    Sunil Mistry

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