Could we say it is the eye that defines the I?
We look at the world through our eyes but have you wondered how our eyes actually look in real good close-up.
Suren Manvelyan did look it up closely. What he found was both fascinating and also a bit unnerving.
We see most people spending money and their time to make the eyes look attractive. Eyes have been a sign of beauty for women as well as men.
Queen Cleopatra is said to have seduced men with the look in her eyes. But who knew that the window to your soul looked somewhat like a black hole?
And even some have suggested that it also resembles an alien landscape, much similar to the surface of Mars.
Suren Manvelyan is a renowned and versatile researcher, photographer and musician from Armenia. Suren holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics for researching on quantum chaos. He has received the The President Award of the Republic of Armenia for his research in quantum technologies. Suren Manvelyan has been teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School since the past years after his days as a researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences.
But Suren’s first love was photography and he experimented its many forms. He would dabble in Macro, portraits or creative photo projects. One day when Suren he looked at his friend’s eye under an electron microscope, he was truly taken aback. He was struck by the beauty and strangeness of it. He brought his friends over and took close-ups of the eye too.
These photographs engrossed the world and these were published in several international magazines. He called his project Your Beautiful Eyes. Later he also photographed animal eye close ups.
Looking at these mind boggling photographs of the human eye magnified thousands of times, what does it remind you of?