Before Suren Manvelyan was a photographer, he worked as a physicist in quantum optics.
Perhaps it was his Ph.D level scientific background that gave him the ideas and interest he uses today as a photographer.
“When you do something new in physics — only few specialists can understand what you did,” Manvelyan said in an email to TheBlaze. “But when you do something interesting and beautiful in photography many can appreciate it. This encouraged me to push my work further.”
One of his most stunning series has been getting play on the Web of late. It’s called Your Beautiful Eyes.
It’s not a new concept to take pictures of the organ that is commonly called the window into someone’s soul. But at such a close level of detail where you can see the structure’s within the eye, now that’s something that will cause your eyes to pop when you look at it.
Even when Manvelyan saw his photos, he said he was stunned.
“When I saw my photos for the first time my jaw was open and my eyes were round! I did not expect to see such result,” he said. “I was amazed, going out of studio and asking everybody to come for eye shooting.”
If you can’t get enough of these photos, check out Manvelyan’s full series featuring close-ups of the human eye here.
As for how Manvelyan is able to capture such close-ups, he said he uses “a special technique.” It’s a secret he’s not willing to let us in on.
When asked why people seem so mesmerized by his photographs, he said it’s because they “show us something usual from an unusual point of view.”
“Everyday we see hundred of eyes, but never suspect that they had such a structure,” he continued.
If you liked these photos, be sure to check out Manvelyan’s similar series using animal eyes one his website here.