Friday, December 5, 2008

The Eyes are the Windows to the Soul

Can you look into ones eyes and know their thoughts? We think we can, but are the eyes truly the mirrors of the soul?

The eyes connect us to one another - they can make a powerful statement about who we are or how we want to be perceived.

Through our eyes we project life, vulnerability, or even caution.

In photography, the eyes can be one of the most important parts of a portrait. They can not blink as we are closing the shutter, or looking else where (unless it's part of the composition).
The photographer looks for that perfect catch light in the eye - that brings things to life.
When we take away all the other features in the portrait and direct the viewer to the eyes. Well, we can almost see into the soul - almost touch it..... almost.

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