Photography by Omid Jafarnezhad
Inside Artwork by Ian Gibbs
Additional Artwork by Lionel Williams of Vinyl Williams
The album art is a collaboration between Omid Jafarnezhad and myself – although Omid should be credited with most of artistic work. It’s a 360º photograph taken inside of the Nasir Ol-Molk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran. When I first viewed this image I instantly knew it would be immaculate for the album artwork, because of its higher dimensional perspective. When one imagines a view outside of time, or in the spatial dimension of time, it may include all possible angles of any given environment. This photograph by Omid represents this octave of experience by providing an isotropic slice of the interior palace in Shiraz, as well as accentuating its extremely vast aesthetic & ornamental design. “Into” was written about the experiences outside of cognition and outside of the figurative / material world we’re familiar with. This image (to me) represents a space beyond space, so to say.
Omid was very gracious in allowing me to use his image for the album artwork. The main collaborative process involved printing & rescanning the image until it began to look weathered, until it appeared like a record you’d find in a subterranean chamber underneath a musigician’s wizard library. Another image was collaged in the center of the 360º photograph, which is another expansive outdoor set of columns and plinths, located in a garden in Iran. The image was placed at the end of the hallway, extending
the hallway beyond perceivable view.