All photos: Blake Little
Award-winning photographer Blake Little has built a career shooting masterful portraits of celebrities and other high-profile clients, and in his latest series, his craft takes a surreal, sticky turn as he dumps and drizzles gallons of honey onto his willing subjects.
Little believes that this unconventional use of honey "has a way of diffusing the personal qualities of the subject, often making them unrecognizable and democratizing the individual with universal iconic qualities."
The resulting images, which have been compiled into a striking photo book titled "Preservation," are fascinating, featuring people of all shapes, sizes, colors and ages.
The book's introduction was penned by Kenneth Lapatin, the associate curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Read an excerpt from his essay:
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