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ShaneWynn, Beekeeper, 2015

Shane Wynn, Beekeeper, 2015 - Photograph

About the Artist

Shane Wynn
American, born 1976, Canton, Ohio
Lives in Akron, Ohio

In this photograph, Shane Wynn captures a beekeeper wearing a protective suit and carrying a smoker, an ancient method used to calm honeybees. This hazy portrait of local business owner Brent Wesley of Akron Honey Company offers a behind the scenes look at the harvesting of urban honey. Akron Honey is harvested throughout a variety of Akron neighborhood apiaries, with each location delivering its own unique flavor.

As an Akron and Northeast Ohio enthusiast, Wynn aims to capture the diverse people and places of this region through photography. Flip through The Devil Strip, Edible Cleveland or Akron Life and you’ll likely see her work. On a walk through downtown Akron you may have spotted some of Wynn’s portraits in the Curated Storefronts of the O’Neil Building. To view more of her work, visit: