The Digital Journalist
Laura Wilson
Laura arranged for Avedon to go to a farm in Solano County, California, where an entomologist from the University of California at Davis brought 120,000 bees to the site, and Dick began to photograph early in the morning on the shady side of a barn. The entomologist took a dropper from a tiny bottle filled with pheromone fluid, containing the bee’s scent, and dabbed it onto Fisher’s chest. This scent both attracted the bees and prevented them from stinging the man’s flesh. In the first session, a thousand worker bees swarmed Fisher’s bare chest, arms, and head.