The Hive at Kew Gardens

WOW! I was excited to be asked by Wolfgang Buttress to photograph the UK Pavilion at Milan Expo Last year. You can see that HERE. This year The HIVE is back. This time at KEW GARDENS, London.  Its just impossible to explain the experience of the installation, its just so atmospheric and almost conjures a dreamlike state. For me at least. Its just magical. So when I was asked to come to Kew to photograph it again this year I jumped at the chance. Thinking of the experience on the run up to the shoot I imagined the energy of a hive, and the beautiful drawings and watercolours by Wolfgang and wondered how I could represent these elements in a photo. Its so tough. You can only visit for yourselves. For now here is a taster from last weekend's shoot. More to come really soon. 

The Hive at Kew Gardens, Wolfgang Buttress. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

The Hive at Night, Kew Gardens, Wolfgang Buttress. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

The Hive, Morning Sun. Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Morning at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Underneath The Hive At Kew. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Through the meadow at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Bees at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Looking out from The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

At peace in the The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

The Hive At Kew. Early Evening. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Structure at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Onlookers at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Early Evening at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Detail of The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Under the flight path at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Viewing The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Late Afternoon at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Night structure at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Night structure at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Night structure at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer

Night time at The Hive, Kew Gardens. Mark Hadden Architecture Photographer