Click to preview Inside the Hive - Second Edition photo book

The second edition of Ed's two-part exploration of modern life and society, including new and refined images.

"Inside the Hive" is a two-part photographic art project that grew out of Ed Swinden's candid 'Street B(ee)' work of 2003-2009 and his 2010 military-style portraiture piece, "Beekeeper: to Serve the Queen".
Two sides of an 'argument' are presented, and the reader asked to decide whether to look on the light side, or the dark side.
Ed's artwork aims to make the viewer consider what 'duty' and 'society' mean for the individual. It addresses themes of service and duty, alienation and coersion, the building of physical and mental barriers, and explores personal graft, sacrifice and redemption.


About the Author

Edward Swinden
edswinden Manchester, England

Ed is an award-winning former journalist, a writer and multimedia artist. His work has been featured in many publications including The British Journal of Photography, Ag, and Aesthetica. His interests include graphic design, (translated) Japanese literature, psychology, sociology, and experimental cookery.

Publish Date  September 08, 2010

Dimensions  Large Square  90 pgs Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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Comments (13) Write a comment


nickhove says

I love your city images. The light is always superb and the shadows are gorgeously black. I've had pictures such as these in my head for quite a while, with the intention of finding some time to actually try and take some photos my self. Then I stumbled across your book. I only wish I could afford to buy a copy.

posted at 04:48am Dec 14 PST


paultreacy says

This book looks to be quite a visual treat. Well done and much success to you. - Paul Treacy

posted at 10:24am Nov 13 PST


evilgirl says

Wow! That is an amazing book! Kudos!

posted at 08:00am Nov 03 PST


OCipriano says

Amazing photos. Keep the good work.

posted at 08:37am Oct 30 PST


adalfonso says

the buildings in darkness and humans in light is very fine work, yes. bravo.

posted at 06:02am Oct 20 PST


troisanneaux says

Love your photography and especially this book.
You know so well how to handle light.

posted at 07:27am Oct 18 PST


elsburgh says

Great book..I like the photography

posted at 02:26am Oct 14 PST

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