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Thursday, December 30, 2010

The incredible pictures that reveal how the human eye looks like the rugged craters on Mars

Each as unique as a fingerprint, the human eye was captured in glorious detail by Suren Manvelyan


These pictures are a sight for sore eyes.
For while they may resemble the dramatic surface of the Red Planet they are actually the eye-catching images of the human iris in all its glorious detail - each one as unique as a fingerprint.







Each as unique as a fingerprint, the human eye was captured in glorious detail by Suren Manvelyan


Each as unique as a fingerprint, the human eye is captured in glorious detail by Suren Manvelyan
Everyday we see hundreds of eyes but do not even suspect they have such beautiful structure, says Suren Manvelyan
Everyday we see hundreds of eyes but do not even suspect they have such beautiful structure, says Suren Manvelyan
Physics teacher Suren Manvelyan took these ocular portraits using his friends, colleagues and pupils as models.
For the first time these intensely detailed shots provide a microscopic look at the human eye structure, providing viewers with a different perspective of its complexity.
The 34-year-old from Yerevan, Armenia, explains: 'It is quite natural when you shoot macro shots of insects and plants, but to try to make a picture of the eye? I did not expect these results.
'I was not aware they are of such complicated appearance. Everyday we see hundreds of eyes but do not even suspect they have such beautiful structure, like surfaces of unknown planets.'
Out of this world: The complexity of the human eye resembles the cratered surface of Mars
Out of this world: The complexity of the human eye resembles the cratered surface of Mars
The microscopic look at the human eye structure provides viewers with a different perspective of its complexity
The microscopic look at the human eye structure provides viewers with a different perspective of its complexity
Mr Manvelyan's 'Your Beautiful Eyes' series of photographs detail the iris, that regulates the amount of light entering the eye, and the pupil, the size of which is adjusted by muscles attached to the iris.
His work is literally eye-catching, but Mr Manvelyan, who started experimenting with photography when he was 16 and is now a leading photographer for Yerevan Magazine, is reluctant to share his technique. 
'The process of taking these pictures is my secret,' he says.





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