VEDAS (2011), which means knowledge in Sanskrit, is a striking ongoing photography series that presents the duo’s distinctive take on fashion photography. The series is a broad exploration of the subject of knowledge, especially inspired by the alternative mindset offered by Copernicus in his book ‘De revolutionibus erbium coelestium’ (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) that reassessed man’s place in the cosmos.
As the duo proclaims,
‘… knowledge it seems, is at once both expansive and contractive. It is a value exchange. For some it shakes foundations, de-stabilizes values and opens up the sheer terror of possibility. For others it signifies hope, advancement and discovery”.|
– Cope and Arnold