Indre Bylaite

The Last Beekeeper

Indre Bylaite graduated in 2019 from MDes Photography.

Her Project The Last Beekeeper tells the story of the family. About the passing of time and the struggles and happiness of the everyday. The strength of my father and the warm, generous heart of my mother. It is a story of the disappearing heritage. The homes that would slowly be consumed by the hands of time. Family traditions and crafts like beekeeping die out due to the children not being present to take it over.

“I am inviting the viewer into my family kitchen. A place where my dad has his morning coffee before his ritual of shaving whilst having light conversation about UFOs . They’ll see my mom coming back from the greenhouse with her hands full of the sweetest tomatoes.

This book is an honest reflection and a love letter of an aching heart from the child who had to leave her home, in search of a better future”

– Indre Bylaite