CEDRIC ARNOLD

CEDRIC ARNOLD

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Cedric Arnold is a documentary photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. Having lived in SE Asia for many years, Arnold was always intrigued by beliefs in magic in the region. Arnold’s subjects include powerful, yet sensitive portraits that present a mystical subculture through its rituals, and symbols; a chest etched with a fierce leaping tiger, a hand adorned with images of geckos on each finger, a back protected by a monkey God, or a shoulder inscribed with ancient Khmer text… Shot on a 4×5” camera the series of black-and-white portraits – the negatives of which are chemically altered by brushing various chemicals onto the emulsion depict men from all walks of life and all ages, proudly showing the inked protection on their bodies. Courtesy the Lucie Foundation.