Dust to Dust

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

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

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

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.

Hold Infinity

Hold Infinity

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

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

Eternity in an Hour

Eternity in an Hour

This is my buddy Nathan Worden you can read about creating this image and even see a speed edit video on my blog
 

Man Was Made For Joy and Woe

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! :)
http://www.robertcorneliusphotography.com/blog/oh-hey-2015-lets-be-friends

Beggar's Dog and Widow's Cat

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

Some are Born to Endless Night

Check out the behind the scenes and some tips on color editing on my blog!