Iceland based, American/British photographer and writerG.S. Motola.
I first met Philip Schild in Broadway Market, London (borough of Hackney) in 2006 where he was selling his honey at a one time art festival called the Mile of Art. I was immediately taken with his enthusiasm wrapped up in a genuine bee keeper's suit and went in search of his mother's permission photograph him. He was twelve at the time. Over the years I got to know him, his stepfather Ian and his mother Nicola and the process by which they made their Hackney Honey on the roof of their house. After about a year of photographing them I approached the Guardian with the story. It was published in June 2007 to great acclaim with even a mention of the family and their commendable activitiy was made in the Hansard's text by Lord Rooker.