Intro and Reflection
I chose to do macro photography because I saw pictures taken by photographer, Suren Manvelyan, who specializes in taking extreme macro photos of people’s eyes. I originally wanted to use the same technique as him until I learned by reading an interview of his that his technique is a secret and to ensure that they stay that way, he has a rule to never photograph another photographer’s eye. Regardless of that, I still decided it would be interesting and I’d try to get as close as possible.
I did my research mainly on macro photography and trying to figure out the best ways to get quality macro photos, especially of eyes. I originally wanted to try and take eye macro photos like photographer Suren Manvelyan. I was reading an article about him and his work when I discovered that no one knows how he gets the photos he does or his technique. He also has a rule about never photographing a photographer’s eye so that his secret stays safe. Therefore, I decided to still do eyes and attempt to get as close as I could and try and emulate the angles that he took his photos from.