Guido Mocafico’s Magnificent Rectangular Serpents

Guido Mocaficos Magnificent Rectangular Serpents snakes animals

Guido Mocaficos Magnificent Rectangular Serpents snakes animals

Guido Mocaficos Magnificent Rectangular Serpents snakes animals

Guido Mocaficos Magnificent Rectangular Serpents snakes animals

Guido Mocaficos Magnificent Rectangular Serpents snakes animals

Generally when you encounter a photograph of a snake it’s coiled up in a circle, a clump, or perhaps dangling from a limb, twisted into a naturally organic shape. Y’know, it’s snakelike. Photographer Guido Mocafico has taken a decidedly different approach with his Serpens series (Part 1, Part 2), choosing instead to place the snakes into rectangular boxes, snapping each photo from above at a precisely balanced moment, turning chaotic figures into something distinctly geometric. From Mocafico’s selection of different species to their gorgeous coloration and almost zen-like positioning, I’ve never seen anything like these. For more serpentine photography don’t miss the work of Mark Laita who travels everywhere to photograph the world’s deadliest snakes. (via supersonic electronic)

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