The arrangement of my thoughts I’m trying to propose here starts from Depeche Mode and their ‘World In My Eyes‘ song. The world from your eyes, from my eyes, has always been a subject where literature and history have polished their meaning throughout these years. Maybe our gaze, the one that is conjugated in life through this organ of sight, was not directed towards the clearest areas.
In our previous article we’ve spoken that the Universe mirrors its meanings in the smallness of our soul. Let’s just say that we all agreed to that. Well, Suren Manvelyan, through his photography, seems to give more meaning to this idea; the eyeball that certainly looks like a crater on a planet in some solar system. With approximate dimensions, but from where you can distinguish all sorts of inner movements that led to these cracks in the mount of that black center that can take you in other worlds. Both chromatic and texture seem to be the same. A sandy soil under which rocks are kneading and a heart is covered with layers and layers. On the surface a strange atmosphere and a variable structure on the inside. (depending on depth)
Most of the time, the photos speak for us. Therefore, I will make a simple comparison between the Armenian artists’ photographs and some frames by NASA.
Born in 1976, Suren started to photograph when he was sixteen and became a professional photographer in 2006. His photographic interests span from Macro to Portraits, Creative photo projects, Landscape, and much more. Suren’s photos have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers in Armenia and worldwide.
His latest popular series of close-ups of a human eye – entitled “Your beautiful eyes,” together with a similar series on “Animal eyes,” have had millions of views on the Web. They were published by National Geographic, Yahoo!, Die Zeit, The Sun, Daily Mail, The Independent, Telegraph, La Republica, Liberation, Guardian, Wired, Huffington Post, Wedemain, The Shortlist, DT Magazine, MAXIM, and many others. The photos were also used by BBC Spain, BBC Brasil, WNYC, Gizmondo and many others.
In parallel to photography, for the past ten years Suren has also enjoyed teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School. From 1997 to 2011 he served as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences. Suren plays on five musical instruments the guitar, cello, piano, block flute, and lyre. (source)
All copyrights: Suren Manvelyan and NASA
Follow Suren’s work on: Website