Julian Ray Photography

Eyes

Far from being a one sided occurrence, the intimate act of photographing someone is very revealing to both the subject and photographer alike. The more each person opens themselves up to the other the more honest, powerful, and insightful the images are.

Being just as open to the person I am working with as I want them to be with me is not easy but the rewards are always worth the risk. If not in the images captured then in the personal insight gained.

Here are some images of eyes and the relationship between the photographer and the subject they reveal.

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“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?”
― Henry David Thoreau

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“A heartfull mind can always see better than mindless eyes”
― Munia Khan

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“The eye is the jewel of the body.”
― Henry David Thoreau

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“Those true eyes
Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise
The sweet soul shining through them”
 ― Owen Meredith

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“Poets are damned… but see with the eyes of angels.”
― Allen Ginsberg

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“Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour.”
― Victor Hugo

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“The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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“You have such suffering eyes. I'll look into them and cry, and we'll both feel better.”
― Anton Chekhov

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“They no longer wanted to entice anyone; all they wanted was to catch a glimpse for as long as possible of the reflected glory in the great eyes of Odysseus.”
― Franz Kafka

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“The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“Ci vuole sempre la disgrazia per aprire gli occhi alla gente”
― Mauro Corona

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“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
― Sophia Loren

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“The tongue may hide the truth but the eyes—never!”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

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“Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.”
― Lord Alfred Tennyson

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“Close your eyes and you will see your dreams, open them and you will see obstacles.”
― Gavriil Stiharul

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I look forward to seeing you out there.

Julian Ray
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