Dear internet, meet Alex Currie. Ok so MANY of you have already heard of this young man because he is a flippin genius photography protégé who's been making us all look bad since he was old enough to push the shutter button. Seriously people, this Alex character has some mad skills and he's been creating a truly whimsical, gorgeous, story-full, and fantastically artsy portfolio for years now and he's still only 17. In the world of art I don't think age make a difference; talent is talent no matter what.Read More
My delightfully hilarious friend from down under, Handy Andy Pandy, has bestowed upon me the honor of being a part of this crazy blog hop thinger. Here's how it's gonna go down - I'm going to gab on for a bit about how truly wonderful Andy is, then I'm going to answer 4 questions about myself, and finally I'm going to force upon you three other glorious artists to check out. THEN, those artists will do this very same thing a week from now, where each of them ask three MORE people to join in, and the ever growing web of creative blog hop posts will branch out on and on until it explodes the internet. Sound good? Ok great, let's get started...Read More
WHY HELLOOO, and welcome back to my crazy corner of the internet. Today I'm going to talk about my "Dust to Dust" series. The original picture lands the most questions in my lap, like, "how the heck did you achieve that effect?" Well, my fine feathered friends (I imagine you don't actually have feathers, but if you did...they'd be fine), the time has finally come to release unto the vastness of the interwebs all that is the majesty of my process for creating an image in this series. Really it's not all that difficult, but it does take a lot of time and a keen (obsessive) eye for detail. Here are some tricks I used to make this image happen.Read More
Take a good look at this picture. (Cool thanks!) Believe it or not, this image began as a picture of a girl (my delightful friend Molly), sitting in the studio against a black background. No lake, no sky, no seaweed, no need for an underwater camera housing and certainly no fish. To some people, including my past self (let's call him Past-Bert just for fun), would look at this picture and think, "How the heck did they do that!? I could never take a picture like this!" Past-Bert saw all kinds of crazy composited images back in the day (somewhere around 2008-ish) that just blew his poor little mind to pieces (small ones). He was thoroughly enjoying photography, but Past-Bert hadn't even dipped his toe into the compositing pool yet. Now I like to think I often scuba dive in the deep end. Allow me to let you in on a few of my dirty little tricks that help bring my composites to life!Read More
Hello internet friends. Allow me to paint a little picture for you. Let's say that you want to create an image of yourself all tangled up in a ton of ropes, floating in a dark, dusty, endless abyss. (Well then you must be a crazy person ... or me). "How," you might ask, "did you take that picture while all tangled in ropes?" Well I'm glad you asked ... I didn't. Yes that's right, I did not actually push the button on the camera that caused this picture to exist. So, am I still the photographer?Read More
Being mainly a composite photographer, I tend to snap about 42,000 shots during one of my photo shoots. I know that AT LEAST once during editing I'll think to myself (or curse the heavens out loud), "Why didn't I take one like fill-in-the-blank-here!?" So naturally I've developed a habit of taking more pictures than I could possibly need. This is good for me and my brain, but might make you crazy. I'm by no means saying in order to be a good photographer you must take TONS of photos. Some photographers get everything they want in just a couple of shots (and I majorly respect that), but I'm not one of those people. I want options for days. Once I have an obnoxious library of images to work from, I must then embark on the daunting task of deciding which one is going to be my final image. WHICH ONE!?Read More
I, Robert Cornelius, have decided it's about time I become a blogger, but where do I start?
Here's where I believe it all began ... For most of my early childhood (somewhere below the ripe old age of 10), my parents owned and operated a pizza restaurant called "Corny's Cozy Corners," centrally located in the middle of nowhere in the rolling Amish countryside of Ohio. This was a very interesting and wonderful place to grow up. There was no cable or anything at the restaurant to keep my older sister Katelyn and me occupied all day, so a lot of imagination was required to keep us entertained for hours on end. Subsequently I also did A LOT of drawing.