We got it, and I fired away until I felt I had the shot.
Back in 1981, Richard Avedon photographed Nastassja Kinski with nothing but a snake.
I have worked for the four major television networks and for over 20 different cable networks.
I could have darkened it in post but the brighter background suited the calendar better.
Other notable films in which she acted include the erotic horror Cat People 1982 , two Wim Wenders dramas Paris, Texas 1984 and Faraway, So Close! After 20 or so minutes of the handler trying to replicate the pose of the Kinski shot, I really felt we were going to have to shoot the model nude, and photo shop the snake in place, but as we were about to give up, the snake hit the pose perfectly.
The model we chose for the shot was extremely excited to pose with the snake.