It wasn’t that long ago that our brains melted at the sight of Suren Manvelyan’s gorgeous macro human eye shots. Now we’ve discovered that Manvelyan also has a pictorial series of animal eyes in their full unflinching glory. Might be just us and our untrained peepers, but a stingray’s eye looks alarmingly close to a [...]
These stunning macro photographs of starfish look like images of vibrant underwater foliage. Thanks to Russian photographer and biologist Alexander Semenov, we can better understand the colourfully-patterned surfaces of these magnificent creatures.
These images might look like planets from a science-fiction movie, but in reality they are macro photographs of soap bubbles. It’s amazing how many different patterns and colors can occur just by the refraction of light on the soap bubble’s surface.
German photographer Markus Reugels macro photography of colored water drops highlights the beauty in common substances. Reugels ‘LiquidArt’ shows the intricacy of each tiny splash and the incredible shapes that form when the water is ‘frozen’ in mid-air. Each image reveals the dynamic and elegant properties of water.
Normally, I think pictures of eyes are egoistical boring projects of people trying to be photographers (like taking an Instagram with sepia tone filter of your cappuccino with a heart or your cat) but Manvelyan from Armenia has flipped this cliche on it head. These extremely close eye shots make eyes look like different planets with amazing craters and colors.
Art and science make sweet, sweet love in Fabian Oefner’s Millefiori series. Appropriately named after an old decorative glassware technique, these macro shots are absolutely stunning. Using magnetic fluids and watercolors, Oefner manages to capture mazes of wormlike rainbows with beautiful detail.
He received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Yerevan State University in 2001 for research in the field of Quantum Chaos and investigations in the field of Quantum Technologies. Yet, Suren Manvelyan is probably best known for his stunning macro-photography. Especially popular is his series of close-ups of human eyes called Your Beautiful Eyes.