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