For a while, Anne Noble had a freezer full of dead bees.
With a little help from her reluctant husband, the photographer plucked the wings from them one by one, until she had a small pile, and some inspiration.
The bees came from a colony which had collapsed due to commercial spraying, and given to her by the farmer who owned them.
Of course, it was all in the name of art. Noble’s new book, Conversātiō: In the Company of Bees sets her astounding photographs against the issues of ecosystem collapse and climate change in a series of newly commissioned essays, putting the spotlight on that most important insect, the European bee.
The Central is hosting the book launch for Anne Noble's latest publication, Conversātiō: In the Company of Bees on the 22nd of October 2021.
Click here to RSVP for this event, numbers are limited due to level 2 restrictions.