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Snakes [Aug. 5th, 2013|12:27 am]
kyle cassidy
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I've known Eleanor Justice via the Interwebs for years and via Adagio Teas, where she makes all sorts of fascinating blends.

A few weeks ago we'd gotten together for a Top Sekret Projekt which I think is still Top Sekret and during which time she told me about Faith and Eden, friends of hers, who were looking to start a non-profit to help people get over their fear of snakes. They had lots of snakes. This week we all got together to do some photos.

Faith and Eden are two of the coolest kids I've ever met. And they love snakes.

Clickenzee to Embiggen!

They were also inveterate spider-rescuers. We spent a lot of time in the woods today and on Eleanor's farm and the depth of their fascination and breadth of their knowledge was invigorating. I met some very marvelous people today.

Clickenzee to Embiggen!

I shot the whole thing with a Panasonic GX1 and two lenses, the Leica 45mm f 2.8 macro and the Panasonic 20mm f 1.7. For the studio shots I used a simple lighting rig with an off camera flash behind a white shoot through umbrella triggered by pocket wizards.

Clickenzee to Embiggen!

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[User Picture]From: serialkiller
2013-08-05 04:34 am (UTC)
these are awesome Kyle!!
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[User Picture]From: girlguitarist
2013-08-05 04:43 am (UTC)
SUPER awesome kids (and great photos!). Especially if they love helping spiders :)
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[User Picture]From: niamh_sage
2013-08-05 07:47 am (UTC)
Wow. Just, WOW. Good on them, I hope they have great success with their venture! These photos will be sure to help - beautifully done, Kyle.
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[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2013-08-05 02:18 pm (UTC)
Lovely play of colors and shapes--j'adore the personal style of the two young ladies, and their snakes look healthy and well-maintained.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2013-08-05 04:39 pm (UTC)
the snakes, i believe, are all hard-luck rescue cases that Faith and Eden rehabilitated from deplorable circumstances.
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[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2013-08-05 05:51 pm (UTC)
Looks like they did a great job!
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[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2013-08-05 04:41 pm (UTC)
I feel like the first two photos could be Tarot cards or something. Very dramatic and beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2013-08-05 08:08 pm (UTC)
oddly enough, i have a tarot card that i saw just got announced today.
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[User Picture]From: humming_along
2013-08-05 09:25 pm (UTC)
Beautiful kids and great photos, but I think it would take electroshock therapy to get me over my fear of snakes.
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[User Picture]From: devotdsatellite
2013-08-06 06:50 am (UTC)
for my master's thesis i did snake and spider phobia treatment. really rewarding and pretty easy to do treatment wise. i did get bit by one of the snakes when it got ill, but generally snakes are pretty docile. esp corn snakes. really interested in their non profit.
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