NSFW: Blake Little: Honey, You’re a Mess

Blake Little Honey Preservation

Blake Little, Celebrity photographer who took pictures of A-list Hollywood celebrities like Kevin Spacey, Tom Cruise, Glenn Close, Gwyneth Paltrow, has turned his lenses on unknown subjects for his latest series on the new book called, Preservation.

Blake Little Honey Preservation

Mr. Little posted a Craiglist ad seeking unfamiliar faces to model for his new book. He selected over 90 people, age ranging from 2 to 85, from all walks of life to be covered in honey. He explained,

“Preservation began through a process of experimenting with honey. Initially, I started shooting the way it pours and drips on just the face or specific areas of the body. After several sessions, it became clear that completely covering the figure as much as possible and with varying thicknesses created a quality that I had never seen before. The honey has a way of diffusing the personal qualities of the subjects, often making them unrecognizable and democratizing their individual traits into something altogether different and universal. “

The result was an amazing series of photographs blurring their physical attributes into an amber glow of a delicious mess. You can check the photoshoot process here:

Our first thought though was, “That’s a lot of wasted honey.” We guess, in art, everything goes.

His show accompanying his new monograph opens at Kopeikin Gallery in Culver City, CA from March 7.

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