Vedas – Conceptual Photography of Knowledge by Cope-Arnold
- By: Nate Kay
The subject of knowledge is explored in Vedas by photographer Nicholas Alan Cope and art director Dustin Edward Arnold in the specific aspect of how the Copernican revolution provoked radical changes in thought, thanks to the book De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, one of the earliest documents of the scientific revolution. The project’s photos mix light and darkness and black and white contrasts with mysterious figures enveloped by sacred-looking shrouds and spiritual places.
“Knowledge, it seems; is at once both expansive and contractive. It is a value exchange. For some it shakes foundations, de-stabaizes values and opens up the sheer terror of possibility. For others it signifies hope, advancement and discovery.”
Check out more of Nick and Dustin’s work on their website.