Blake Little, is an american celebrity photographer. He recently started a project called 'Preservation' where honey is poured over his subjects. It appears that each individual is encased in amber like a prehistoric mosquito. What I find fascinating is how he created a way to smooth out any imperfections in the human body. While glazed in honey, one can only see the more pronounced features of each subject. It dulls subtle wrinkles or large pores and creates a completely smooth preserved image of human beauty.
What I feel is very creative is the fact that Little was able to see that honey being this sticky desert-esque substance had the potential to add grace and beauty to any individual.
Little's motivation for the project was to create a medium that would show the "sculptural nature of the human body regardless of its shape, size, or form". In total about 900 jugs filled with five pounds of honey were used for the project. He decided to name the project 'Preservation' because of the way his participants looked like they were preserved in amber.
Little we be publishing his fourth book with the images he has taken during his 'Preservation' project. 'Preservation' will be at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles from March 7th to April 18th.