What animal has inspired as much dread, as many legends, indeed, as much revulsion and terror as the snake? Demon, divinity, sacred animal protector, ancestor – the nature and importance of this creature’s role has changed throughout history. Among the 2,700 known species, few are dangerous, let alone lethal, to humans, but prejudices run deep. These images look at this family of animals with a mysterious biology, and of which new species are still being discovered.

Specialized in still life photography, the most recent works of Guido Mocafico are published in magazines such as Numero, V Mag, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Face, Wallpaper…as well as collaborations with major brands such as Gucci, Shiseido, YSL, Clinique, Dior, Bvlgari, Armani, and Hermes.

Alongside his commercial and advertising activities, Mocafico has also developed a series of long-term personal projects, destined to be published in books and shown as exhibitions in art galleries, of which ‘Serpens’ is included.

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He is currently represented by Hamiltons Gallery in London and Bernheimer Fine Art Photography in Germany.