How To Love a Snail

Essay 477 • Apr 11th 2021

I’ve been working on this personal project for just over the past month with my pet snail, Taco. I found him on some celery I bought, he had a small chip in his shell and was really shy and scared when I found him, he’s more than doubled in size in just over a month.

I found him on Feb 7th. He’s completely repaired his shell and is a tank now. He’s not shy at all anymore, he loves me and I love him. He has a ton of personality and is very particular about the foods he likes and dislikes. He loves Kale, cucumber, zucchini and lettuce, does not like broccoli, carrots, apple or brussel sprouts. He likes it when I hum to him and he loves it when I pet his shell.


Kimbra Audrey is an American photographer living & working in Paris, France. She shoots exclusively on film, which she develops and prints herself at home. She is a proud animal rights and environmental activist, and only works with brands that are transparent, honest and sustainable. Her enviornmental impact on the world is equally important to the images she makes.
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