The plight of the honey bee has become a hot topic in recent times. Its struggle for survival is regarded as both a comment on the precarious state of the environment in general, and a serious environmental concern in itself. Bees are widely regarded as essential to pollination, and therefore procreation.
I wanted my work with the beekeepers to raise questions not just about the environment, but about service and duty, the interconnected roles of society and the individual. To this end, I shot a seres of portraits, accompanied by strategic pieces of information.
The main formal portraits were shot on 6x7cm film and a shortlist of twelve printed at close to life size. The resulting images are powerful, and in some cases disconcerting. Read more at Beekeeperportraits.com