Who said ‘never work with animals or children’? Whoever it was hasn’t had the chance to encounter the services of Reptile Life.
Rob Louth and his co-workers provide a range of services for animal encounters, and in my case, photo shoots. Although you might think that they only provide reptiles, they have a wide range of animals available. I have used the services of Reptile Life for three photo shoots to date, and will definitely book them again.
The first time was for a shoot with model Luxbot Lacheln in June 2014. As part of our shoot together, I wanted to do a Medusa themed shoot. I was originally planning to get a headdress that looked like snakes on and around her head, but after talking to Rob, he suggested that Reptile Life could provide a range of snakes for the purpose, both large and small.
Rob and his assistant Jason turned up with a vast array of snakes (14), including Walter, who is around 17 feet long! I was a little apprehensive before the day, having never been up close to snakes before. I can’t say that I had a phobia about them, but there were certainly a few nerves.
Soon after the shoot, my laptop and backup drives were stolen during a burglary and I lost many of my photographs, including all the shots from this shoot. Thankfully, I’d forwarded one of the images to a friend, who was able to send me the image back and was eventually retouched by Irina Istratova. The image is shown below. My second shoot with Reptile Life will feature in a future blog post.