ARCANUM [Paperback]

ARCANUM [Paperback]


Paperback Edition [OCTAVO Series]:

6 x 9 inches. 200 pages. German Binding. Gloss (Scuff Free) finish, and Silver Foil Stamp on cover, spine, and backcover. Full Colour interior (illustrations and photography). Fine typography, printed on EuroArt 200M (thick) archive-quality paper.

By Daniel Yates

• Foreword by Martin Duffy (The Devil’s Raiments, Effigy: Of Graven Image and Holy Idol)

• Over 15 hand-drawn Illustrations from David S. Herrerias (The Book of Q'Ab-iTz)

• Numerous High Resolution Photographies

Arcanum serves as a photographic exploration of its namesake, a journey into the ‘other’ through the vision of another. In a world shaped by textual forms, Arcanum aims to delineate expectations, and to open a window into a more fluid, dynamic world where interpretation is truly left to the beholder.

This work aims to challenge the accepted norms of how the occult is perceived and rendered in image. By passing light through the forge of the lens, Daniel Yates teases out from the shadows a world that lies hidden in plain sight, exposing concepts that are often elusive and intangible yet ever present. Each image in this work is a window into a much deeper stratum of awareness and understanding. The contemplation of the image over time will reveal to the onlooker an arcanum that is purely their own.

“As repositories of ‘captured’ power and virtue, images are often employed as a meditative focus, and within such states of contemplation the divide separating the observer and observed is dissolved, the two becoming as one. Herein the image becomes a window or doorway into another world; by entering them, the seeker is able to explore and interact with the landscapes, creatures, and objects therein depicted. Through such engagement the fixed image is brought to life, and in traversing these living landscapes, and exploring the vistas created through texture and colour, the wanderer comes to better understand the mysteries therein enciphered. The single moment captured within a photograph affords the individual a point of meditative focus, and an expanding breadth of understanding.” ~Martin Duffy

Shipping October 1st 2019

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