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Ronald Fischer, Beekeeper by Richard Avedon, 1981. To get the bees to land on Fischer, photographer Richard Avedon enlisted the help of UC Davis entomologist (and professional bee wrangler) Dr. Nor...

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Simply Stunning: Richard Avedon’s Portraits

Ronald Fischer, beekeeper, Davis, California, May 9, 1981, Avedon: This stunning portrait shows a beekeeper from California and exhibits Avedon's uncanny ability to capture his subjects in their most intimate light. The man is covered in bees, yet he his mood could only be described as serene and disinterested. The message of the photo seems to be that when you face your fears enough, eventually your fears become the norm.