On May 9th, 1981, Richard Avedon, a fashion and news photographer, took a picture of Ronald Fischer entitled "beekeeper". One of his more famous works, this was taken here in Davis.

In it, a white man with a shaved head stands against a stark white background. Across his face and naked torso dark bees crawl over his skin. This black and white photo was chosen from a shoot that included various facial expressions of pain and other emotions. In the final image selected, he stands serene.

Avedon had advertised for several months in beekeeping magazines looking for a model. See the Ronald Fischer page for his comments about the shoot.

You can find the image here.

More information about Avedon can be found at his wikipedia entry.