Kristian Kaarna photographed a Parisian artist's residence La Ruche where many famous artists had once worked and where many famous artists had once worked. Few places have ever housed such artistic talent as found at La Ruche.


At one time or another in those early years of the 20th century, Guillaume Apollinaire, Alexander Archipenko, Joseph Csaky, Gustave Miklo... The artists residence, once the cradle of modernism, is now completely closed to outsiders, but Kristian Kaarna was invited to stay and work there.


During his visit, Kristian photographed some current inhabitants of the house known as the Beehive and the statues found in the park, as well as the shattered splendour of La Ruche. The photographs of La Ruche were part of the Kristian Kaarnas Nelimarkka Museum Solo photography exhibition.