My name is Ray Cornett. I am a self-taught photographer residing in northern California in the small town of Davis, just west of Sacramento.
I come from an artistic family and have been doing some form of art for as long as I can remember.From drawing to painting, pottery and photography. Although I do still have an interest in all of those my focus,no pun intended, has pointed more toward photography.
My first attempts at photography started at about the age of ten shooting anything I found interesting from flowers to people to inanimate objects with an old Kodak Brownie I purchased for two dollars at a garage sale. Then, in my early teen years I moved on to my parents Yashica Electro 35 35mm camera which I seemed to have comandeered and still have to this day.
In 2001 I began to do photography on a professional level shooting models for fashion, glamour, the occassional wedding, whatever paid the bills. However, my passion has always lied in the more fulfilling artistic side of photography, which has led to several local showings of my prints. As you can see my subjects of interest vary widely but my focus is to provoke thought, get people talking, make the viewer see things in a different way and hopefully inspire others to be creative whether it be through photography, drawing or another creative visual art form.
I have many more short series and on going projects in the works and I also plan on self publishing a series of books of my art photography.
Over the last 5 years I have experimented with alternative printing processes. I am considering editioning my prints or perhaps only edition a select few. However, due to my printing and editing techniques mimmicking traditional darkroom techniques, as opposed to most photographers who make and edit one image and make all prints from that single edit session so that they are all identical