In this shoot, you can see the juxtaposition of a glimpse of Singapore's heritage and culture while still incorporating the expensive feeling and fashionable sense exuded from ION Orchard's existence from the way how we styled the clothes (vintage and asian inspired) to the location (Chinatown) we chose that subtly reminds us of the essence of Singapore's rich history and how rich people used to wear and live in the past; and how we "revive" the historical side of Singapore alive into the modern world we are living now.
Born and bred in Singapore, Cornelyus has dabbled in contemporary forms of art making such as mixed media installations, print making and graphic design. He has been known to create strong ethereal images with effortless beauty. Always daring and never hesistant to capture provocative images with his signature touch of surrealism, Cornelyus' works exude creativity and intrigue. He bought his first camera at 22 after a long time of saving, photography slowly becomes a tool for him to express his inner voice & creativity. Cornelyus ventured into fashion photography last year and within a short 6 months, his portfolio has expanded to include Audi Fashion Week, Women's Fashion Week, Men's Fashion Week, and designer brands like MAX.TAN, JASON MENSWEAR, AKA WAYWARD, KTZ,SCARLET CARLSON; and works featured in ALEXIS and M.O.D.A. Beside being a fashion photographer, Cornelyus is currently residing as the Jewelry designer and Creative Director of local fashion label, SCARLET CARLSON in Singapore.