Friday, February 5, 2010

The Eyes Have It

Said to be the windows to the soul, the eyes are arguably our most expressive and noticable feature.  No matter what else is in the image, no matter what else may be exposed or covered, our attention always comes back to the eyes.

When we want to communicate anything important we tend to look each other in the eye.  Conversely, when we're ashamed or are being less than truthful, we tend to avoid eye contact all together.

With photography, we're trying to engage the viewer, to bring them into the photograph.  There's no better way to do that than to focus on the eyes, specifically, the highlights in the eyes.  A multitude of of photographic sins may be commited, but if you've captured the eyes, you've captured the viewer.

COUCOU - ImagineStudio

Death and the maiden  -  eilwen

 Hysteria - TeresAdora

lulu - ellemoss


  1. Great share! Love that 2nd eye shot a lot.

    I attempted that myself:

  2. These are all great photos, Steve! You're totally right about their importance :)

  3. Such a fan of all of these photographers! Eyes are definitely the window to the soul...thanks so much for including mine!

  4. thank you very much for featuring my eye picture ! I love the other prints featured :)