Angelina Jolie did a photoshoot for the National Geographic magazine to advance the initiative of bee conservation on World Bee Day.
Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie as of late shot for a magazine cover for which she had to sit with bees for almost 18 minutes. She did the go for the National Geographic magazine to advance the initiative of bee conservation on World Bee Day.
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The cover of the magazine features Jolie’s shoulders, hands and even her face covered with bees while she gazes directly into the camera. Photographer Dan Winters was worried about the safety of everybody present on set during the shoot. Talking about it, he shared, “As a long-lasting beekeeper myself, when I was given the assignment, my main concern was safety. Shooting during the pandemic, with Angelina, a full team and live bees made the execution complex. I realized the best way to guarantee we achieved the ideal impact for the photograph was to utilize the same procedure that Avedon utilized 40 years ago to create his notorious portrait “The Beekeeper”.”
He added that they utilized Italian bees for the shoot and Jolie stopped for 18 minutes to avoid the bees stinging her. “Everybody on set, with the exception of Angelina, had to be in a bee suit for assurance. I applied the pheromone by hand in the places on her where I wanted bees to congregate. The bees are attracted to the pheromone, yet it also encourages them not to swarm. Angelina stood completely still, covered in bees for 18 minutes without a sting. Being around bees is always an encounter that leaves me in awe. I feel like our contribution for World Bee Day has its own underlying foundations in photographic history,” Dan Winters said.
According to National Geographic, Angelina Jolie was as of late named “godmother” for Women for Bees, a five-year program launched by UNESCO. The initiative aims at building 2,500 beehives and restock 125 million bees by 2025 while training and supporting 50 ladies beekeepers. Talking about the initiative, the 45-year-old actor said, “With such a lot of we are stressed over around the world, this (bee conservation) is one issue that we can manage. We can certainly all progression in and do our part.”
On the work front, Jolie was as of late found in Those Who Wish Me Dead. She will be next found in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Eternals.