By David Pescovitz at 12:02 pm Thu, Aug 5, 2010
I’m an eye doc. One of the things I love most about my job is seeing these kinds of views all day long. My patient population is mostly Hispanic, so I get to gawk at some especially beautiful eyes. These anterior segment photos are really excellent for someone not using a camera specially made for the purpose. The eye is the most aesthetically beautiful part of the body, no question.
if you put any validity into iridology, then this person is pretty toxic.
I was involved in electronic publishing of a pharmaceutical study on a drug which may affect the color of the iris (occasional — permanent — darkening in light brown or not-quite-blue eyes. no, not the eyelash enhancer, but that’s probably a related drug).
The trial included about 10,000 digital photos of patients’ irises over time. Many were stunningly beautiful. Occasionally, there was a scary, red, irritated, clumpy-eyelashed nightmare, one of which was blown up to poster size in my office as an incentive to work faster.
At the time (7 years ago), it was an enormous data project. By today’s standards, it’s a drop in the bucket. IIRC, they were about 50MB each, uncompressed to avoid any color changes.
http://www.art-dept.com/artists/rankin/portfolio/specialprojects/eyescapes/portfolio.html better macro pics
“We control the horizontal.
We control the vertical…”
Really bad choice of lighting. Completely ruins the shots for me, other than that they’re awesome.
Can someone please put the Shocked Kitteh in the pupil? Kthxbye.
The ones from the side angle look cool.
Well, only because you asked nicely (and I was bored): http://www.zteamproductions.com/images/ShockedCatEye.jpg
A grateful hassenpfeffer thanks you!
Might be just me. They look a little gross that close…
The eye itself is really beautiful…
But I’ve always thought close ups of hair were gross. Those eyelashes are creeping me out.
I’ll bet CG artists could use images like these.
The catch light from that hexagonally gridded strobe looks strange close up.
is it me or is the black hole gets larger and larger the more you look at it???? amazing
Hey, thanks for that! That illusion did appear for me when I stared. Cool.
Def agree: very cool and very creepy!
Wait- is it the light that has a hexagonal grid, or do corneas actually have scaly, hexagonal bumps?
I thought the same thing, until I looked at the set and realized that those were reflections from the lights.
I thought the same thing–did I have bug-eyes this whole time and not know it?
I actually have an ongoing project of collecting photos of my friends eyes like this. I like that the “webbing” in the iris actually tend to differ based on ethnicity, as I’ve notice with asian eyes it usually stops about half way and doesnt reach all the way out to the white if the eye. You can kind of see it here with my eye: http://tinypic.com/r/2z8wbae/4 as opposed to my friend simons: http://tinypic.com/r/aaf1n7/4
Check out my eye http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommystur/3254803271/
Ahhhh. There’s the ones with the yellowy eyes.
Totally fucking cool.
I’m surprised by some of the comments – I thought these were pretty cool. I never realized how much texture the colored part of your eye has: like a topographical map. Beautiful.
These make me want to see how all that stuff moves when the pupils contract and dilate.
so hairy! like me!
Check these out: http://www.lightstalking.com/eyeballs
None of these eyeballs have the soccer-ball effect.
Besides, if you look closely, you can see the reflected eyelashes INTERRUPTING the hexagons. Absolutely from the reflector the photographer used.
why do some of the eye textures look stringy and others spoungey??
I generally think our bodies are amazing and mostly beautiful, but eyes look gross that close up.
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