Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 at 9:40 pm by EbonyMom
Eyes have been a fascination of mine since before I can even remember. While some may first be drawn to people because of a specific interest or look somehow eyes have managed to capture me time and time again. In grade school my earliest best friend had bright blue smiling eyes that could make me laugh even when she didn’t say a word. The adoring gaze of my husband’s dark intense eyes made me realize just how much he loved me at a time when I didn’t even love myself. My oldest son’s newborn eyes were a deep grey blue and making him laugh and giggle made them sparkle more than all of the stars in the sky.
While my thing for eyes has given me happy memories I’ve definitely had my share of weird ones. From people sitting down to dump out their life story to me just from one glance into their eyes to literally becoming scared to notice eyes anymore because of men insisting I must be truly into them just because of a simple look. After repeated weird experiences I spent a few years trying to avoid eyes. It saddened me to no longer feel free to innocently glance into soul windows just to see a glimpse of the beauty God has blessed each and every person with.
Now that I am a photographer (you just don’t know how GREAT it feels to be able to say that) not only do I have permission to focus on the eyes of others, doing so is an absolute necessity for producing the type photographs which speaks to my soul. Now as I notice people with great eyes I calculate in my head the different techniques and angles that would capture the essence of who they are. Who knew that my lifetime of paying close attention to eyes would ultimately lead to a passion and career I absolutely love.
For those have inquired about what camera I use I currently shoot with a Canon XTi Digital SLR, but hope to upgrade in the near future. Thank you so much to all of the wonderful visitors to this blog who have commented or emailed about my pictures. This has been such a supportive environment and has really offered confirmation that I am definitely doing what I was meant to do.