âSacred Inkâ is a photographic and multimedia installation exhibition by Cedric Arnold.
âSacred Inkâ features over 45 large format black-and-white photographs taken in Thailand, as well as sound, video and multimedia projections. It explores this unique subculture, its rituals, symbols and people.
Known in Thai as âSak Yantâ, the tattoos are a testament to the complex spiritual makeup of Thai society, incorporating elements of Buddhism, Animism, Brahmanism and Hinduism.
About the Photographer
Born in 1976, French-British photographer Cedric Arnold first picked up a 35mm camera at university, whilst studying linguistics and history in Paris. He quickly turned most of his attention to photography and filmmaking, taking extra credits in printmaking, the history of cinema, and documentary filmmaking.
After graduating, Cedric moved to London to present his work. He started freelancing for agencies and magazines, splitting his time between London and Northern Ireland, later joining the agency Sygma. Trips to Thailand and Cambodia soon persuaded him that a move to South East Asia was what he wanted. Cedric eventually made Bangkok his base in late 2001, and has since been producing work for international publications as well as for exhibits; working with clients such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Rotary Foundation, Cartier, and The National Geographic Channel.
The âSacred Inkâ project was photographed with a wide array of camera systems ranging from large format to Polaroid cameras as well as square format and modified cameras.
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