Grant Cornett Steps Into the Secret World of His Subjects

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 9, 2014
References: grantcornett & itsnicethat
Brooklyn-based photographer Grant Cornett is a multi-talented artist who dabbles in food photography, fashion photography, still life and portraiture. Though he excels in each category, it is Cornett's portraits that go above and beyond. Whether he's photographing a famous face or an unfamiliar stranger, Cornett brings something special to each photograph.

Rather than drawing the subject out of their secret, inner world, Cornett takes the liberty of stepping into it, capturing something that is completely unique to them.

It is this super-personal quality that makes the photographs look different than other portraiture; like Cornett has crossed an invisible threshold, revealing a darkness, or a quiet, behind each subject. The effect is slightly mysterious but absolutely compelling.