The saying eyes are the window to the soul is very popular. I do believe that the eyes are perhaps the easiest indication of how a person is truly feeling. Also how deeply sensitive a person may be.

Anja, the model in this pic possesses eyes that can project feeling at such intense levels. At times when she has been free and relaxed just looking at her eyes brings me close to tears. In this photo I am not exactly sure what the mood is.

This image so stimulates me to wonder about humans. I look at these eyes and wonder who we all are. Are we eternal beings or are we just robots like perhaps in the Matrix movie. I believe we are eternal but that many of us shut off our feeling and our hearts. It is then that our eyes lose intensity and instead hide us from our world.

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  • Mohsen Bayramnejad
    Mohsen Bayramn...about 7 years ago

    Very beautiful portrait… nice composition and very fine use of DOF.

  • karldenton
    karldentonabout 7 years ago

    Very beautiful indeed! As far as the mood goes… wonder…

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Guys,

    I still find that this shot creates wonder in me. The more I see it the more I feel it is the little girl looking out from the adults body.

  • pauldrobertson
    pauldrobertsonabout 7 years ago

    bizarre and compelling

  • SD Smart
    SD Smartabout 7 years ago

    “At times when she has been free and relaxed just looking at her eyes brings me close to tears”
    You have described powerful emotions that we dream of recreating with images. Your collection of images is one of the most emotive I have seen on Redbubble.

  • Hi Shane, not sure why I have not replied to your comment earlier. I am very flattered by your comments about the emotive nature of my work. I so respect emotion and believe that embracing this aspect of humanity at depth is essential for true fulfillment.

    – Tony Ryan

  • Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)
    Belinda "Billy...about 7 years ago

    She has my attention thats for sure. Your photographs of the nudes are so sexy and beautiful. This photograph is also sexy and beautiful. BillyLee

  • Birgitta
    Birgittaabout 7 years ago

    She definitely has a strong set of eyes!
    I’m wondering why her face is all dirty..
    nevertheless..intense it is!!

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanabout 7 years ago

    Hi Birgitta,

    This face shot was taken during a body series where the model was made up in dirt. Perhaps looked more effective in the body shots.

  • cmcelhaney
    cmcelhaneyabout 7 years ago

    This is just beautiful !!! I love the intensity and underlying power and strength that shes expresssing

  • Thanks Christina. It is a funny one as it is not one of Anja’s most aesthetically beautiful shots but it reaches me so deeply and connects me to her more than many of the others. She does have such a powerful and strong essence but like many of us who are sensitive finds it hard at times to reach this place.

    – Tony Ryan

  • jomash
    jomashabout 7 years ago

    Beautiful, eyes are truly a window to your soul.

  • Thanks Joanne,

    I am facinated by eyes but through my life have many times found it hard to look people calmly in the eye. This still baffles me as I do try to be as honest as possible so am not sure why I get this feeling.

    – Tony Ryan

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