I hate snakes. I mean hate as in I am scared to death of them. They are one of my biggest fears and one of the down sides of exploring in the woods. You can tell if I've seen a snake, because I run and scream. My friend's brother and sister both have snakes. I'm pretty sure they are ball pythons, but I don't really remember. Anyway, at her new years party her siblings had their snakes out, and my other friend Steph, the daredevil she is, was messing with them and had one around her neck. As much as I dislike snakes, I new I wanted to do a picture like that as soon as I saw her. It was just too cool looking. So the other day I sucked up the fear and we created these three pictures featuring Raven the snake.
When you think of snakes most people think of adam and eve, so that's where the temptation concept came into play. The snake is like a physical representation of the temptation we feel. Craving over our skin, tightening around our necks, till we give in.
When I had originally thought up of this idea, the model, Steph, had a lot shorter hair. So we had to pin her hair up in order to see the snake. The snake took that as a clue to go explore Steph's hair and get herself tangled. Here are some behind the scene shots of them trying to get the snake out.