Guido Mocafico

Guido Mocafico is represented exclusively by Hamiltons Gallery. Mocafico is a contemporary master of still life photography. His relationships with brands such as Chanel, Clinique, Dior and YSL and publications including Vogue and Harpers Bazaar allowed him to develop a signature intense style which translates to his personal artistic projects such as Serpens, Aranea, Blaschka, and Nature Morte.

Part of Guido Mocafico’s trilogy Venenum, alongside Aranea and Medusa, Mocafico’s Serpens series consists of images of a vast collection of snakes, including vipers and cobras. On photographing the snakes, Mocafico said “I have always been terrified by these reptiles, but I also find them terribly fascinating. I felt a sort of repulsion-attraction for these living creatures.”

 

Despite igniting a sense of fear for many, Mocafico depicts these serpents up close, elevating them to protagonist stature. As a master of technique, Mocafico’s use of lighting and arrangement work together with the subject matter to transform these serpents into objects of great beauty. “If I had to define beauty, I’d say it has to contain an element of darkness or danger.” Guido Mocafico.