Artist Blake Little covers individuals of varying ages, backgrounds, and body types in gallons of honey while being photographed, exploring the idea of ‘Preservation’ with stunning results. Little had the inspiration for the process in the course of another portrait series; it sprang from the specific narrative iconography of one story, but soon morphed into a broader obsession. As he describes ‘the honey has a way of diffusing the personal qualities of the subject often making them unrecognizable and democratizing the individual with universal iconic qualities.’
On the images it looks like his subjects were preserved in amber so he also chose the title ‘Preservation’ for his book that comes out in a few days. You can also view his works at Kopeikin Gallery in LA between March 7 – April 18, 2015.
All images © Blake Little