Little coated his subjects in 4 500 pounds of honey for his show at LA's Kopeikin Gallery, which runs until 18th April.

The result is an other-wordly representation of the human and animal form, as the subject's bodies appear thick, fluid and distorted.

Little commented: ''When you cover someone in the honey, it has the effect of making them look like they're in amber—that they're preserved."

"The honey has a way of democratizing people—to transform them in kind of a universal way."

A portrait Little took of bearded man with honey sparked the idea for Preservation. He then went on to find his models on Craigslist, including children and dogs.