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Guido Mocafico

I know snakes are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I have always found them fascinating. Photographer Guido Mocafico shares my admiration for the oft-misunderstood creatures. His black box photos of snakes are just gorgeous (and a little disorienting). The project is called Serpens, and I cannot stop looking at these photos! Mocafico was even hired by Gucci to photograph some of their high-end accessories with snakes in his signature style. Delish!

Mocafico photographs all kinds of natural and manmade subjects, and his website is a fantastic rabbit hole down which to disappear for a few hours. The artist isn’t on social media (brave!), but below are a few of his works posted by other people.

You can enjoy all of Guido Mocafico’s phenomenal photographs on his website.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

18 thoughts on “Sssexy

  1. I don’t like snakes, at all

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  2. Hello My name is James Calderwood. I live in Port Lincoln in South Australia. For many years my wife, Glenys, and I owned a farm. We had three daughters. This farm needed a lot of work as much of the land was not cleared to grow crops. We all worked hard and over thirty years we trebled the farm production. When prices dropped and interest rates soared, I bought an old bulldozer at Coober Pedy an opal mining town. We worked on this project in the wintertime. We were quite successful and found quite a lot of opal. This helped greatly with the farm income.
    There are many stories at Coober Pedy regarding thieves, bad partnerships, and murders. 65 different nationalities lived at Coober Pedy. Many were not classed in the honesty range. Many would steal the pennies off a dead man’s eyes.
    I had built three large sheds on the farm with Glenys helping me. The fourth shed was almost finished when I fell off a ladder and smashed my lower leg. I could not work outside for a long time as I had a series of bolts through my leg with a frame outside to keep my leg straight. I started to write a book about Coober Pedy ‘ Opal Eggs Of Fire’ This was followed by two more books. During this time I had watched many documentaries on WW2 on the history channel, about the Nazi atrocities during the war. This is where the book Bernado’s Circus came from.

    Bernado’s Circus follows the plight of a nine-year-old Polish Gypsy lad who witnesses his parents and clan being exterminated by the SS during WW2. Bernado finally is caught stealing to try to survive and is sent to an orphanage where conditions are foul beyond belief. Bernado is attacked by one of the priests on numerous occasions. He stabs this priest in the eye and escapes. After working clearing bombed building sites. He starts to find stray dogs who he trains to make money when not working. A ringmaster of a large circus sees one of the performances and invites Bernado to join the circus. The young Bernado is an instant hit with the pretty girls in the circus. The girls take the willing pupil to teach him the facts of life. Bernado teaches two of his dogs to accompany him on nightly forays to steal purses and cases from the unsuspecting victim as the circus travels from town to town. He is making a small fortune. He leaves the circus after an altercation with the ringmaster He travels with a girl from the circus to Italy where they buy a war-torn building and convert this into the casino which it was many years before. Business booms. Bernado then thinks of the terrible conditions he had endured in the orphanage and with the help of the Bishop of Anzio he sets out to investigate the condition of orphanages. He and the church are appalled at the conditions children are living in. Bernado helps to purchase fruit trees and other means of growing food and teaching the children trades.
    Sex scenes as in Fifty Shades of Grey are in this Erotic novel.

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  3. I like snakes. IF my old eyes were correct there were only two dangerous snakes and maybe a third. There were two Florida snakes that look similar. I can’t remember how you can tell them apart. My oldest son had a rescue snake for a number of years. My only question is, Are they real or art? Hal

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  4. No thanks. If my Mother had seen this the laptop would have been thrown against the wall. She was deadly afraid because of a situation in childhood.

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  5. I am very fond of snakes so I love these portraits. Having them in the enclosed space with the black background really makes their visual texture and patterns and colours pop. What amazing diversity too.

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  6. Having lived in the Texas hill country, I encountered a few snakes, including a few venomous ones. Plus, being the parent of an angsty teen who wanted to harbor such creatures, I lived with a few of them as well (non venomous). My few pics of our pet snakes are not nearly as pretty. While I would not call our pets sexy, we did find them interesting.

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