Dust to Dust
This is one of my early self portrait pieces. I had this idea to make an image of a man that is turning smoke. We don't know exactly why or how. Is he transporting to somewhere? Is someone doing this to him or is he doing it to himself? Basically, I just wanted to create something with very simple lighting that I could digitally manipulate to tell a story that you have to decide for yourself. This image spawned a series of other images of people turning into smoke.
To See Your World
The second installment to Dust to Dust features a girl this time. This one is perhaps a bit less calm looking than the first. It appears we are a bit farther into the "transformation."
In a Grain of Sand
For the next installment of the series I wanted to create one where the disintegration was not as far along and the smoke was just starting to slowly fall off of him. Also I like that you don't really know if he is floating up, our dropping down. I realize more and more with each picture I make that I LOVE PLAYING WITH LIGHT!
Heaven in a Wildflower
I decided to add little teal into the collection. By that I mean Sara, (my fiancee) had this dress that flowed really nicely and it happened to be teal. It was a lot of fun creating the transition from hair to smoke.
This is the adorable little Maxwell Mintegui, he is my best friend Veronica's youngest. (Seriously people she and her husband Ocsar make the cutest tiny humans!) They were here doing a photo shoot and Oscar so graciously threw Max into the air several times for me! I thought it would be interesting to have baby in the series, so here he is!
In The Palm Of Your Hand
One of the ideas I had from the beginning of this series was to create an image in which the person was split in half. You can see a speed edit in this article I wrote for inmybag.net
Man Was Made For Joy and Woe
This image was created a year after it was taken, check out the blog post to hear all about it! :)
Beggar's Dog and Widow's Cat
As always, you can read some of my thoughts and see behind the scene's bits and pieces over on my blog!!
Some are Born to Endless Night
Check out the behind the scenes and some tips on color editing on my blog!
Dust to Dust
Dust to Dust is a series I'm still working on. The images are all of people that are turning into smoke and dust. You, the viewer (and me for that matter), don't know exactly what sort of thing is happening. Why it is happening. Is this a quick event? Do they want it to happen? Are the transporting somewhere? It's the mystery of it that made me really want to explore this as a series! Plus it's just really fun to work with smoke elemets!