Blair Bunting Gets Close and Personal With a Rattlesnake

January 29, 2013

By Jacqui Palumbo

© Blair Bunting

Advertising and editorial photographer Blair Bunting recently updated his blog with a post titled “Can someone get this Rattlesnake off my back?” detailing his day on set with some poisonous talent for a personal project. Bunting says, “I’ve always had a fascination with dangerous animals” and was compelled to photograph an assortment of poisonous snakes, skipping over the recommended safety precautions in order to achieve a sharper image. With no barriers nor distance between him and the snakes, Bunting kept shooting until a Diamondback Rattlesnake opted to crawl directly over him in search of a comfortable spot in his empty Tenba case. Bunting jokingly uses this as an example of how his extreme attention to detail paired with his fascination with dangerous animals is how he found out “why I shouldn’t shoot personal work.”

To read his blog post in full and to check out more pictures from the shoot, click here.