Suren, who has a Phd in Theoretical Physics with a specialization in Quantum Chaos, moonlights as a photographer of the vast, topographical landscapes of eyes. Check out his website surenmanvelyan.com to peer into the eyes of many, many more eyes. It’s Highlights time, can you match each eye to their animal?
For the aspiring photographer out there — LIFE.com asked professional photographer Tyler Stalman to offer insights on portraiture, lighting, and composition. Today, we’re featuring three of his tips.
Of this classic LIFE photograph by John Loengard of the Beatles in a pool in Miami, Stalman says:
Most people, when taking group shots, want to line everybody up — even putting them in rows — but when you have a bunch of people it’s great to put them in a new or unexpected environment. Like this Loengard photo: you get all this extra depth in the picture, and there’s so much going on at once. Don’t be afraid to shuffle people around when you’re doing a group shot.
Corn tortillas, refried beans, scrambled eggs with adobo and spices, avocado, cheese, scallions and a fresh homemade salsa consisting of tomato, corn, red onion, garlic, cilantro, lime, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
He didn’t know anyone was watching, but as Robert Peraza, 68, fell to one knee, bowed his head and placed his left hand over his son’s name at the National September 11 Memorial, a photographer with a long lens captured the very private moment. Overnight, the photo went viral, becoming the iconic image of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
“It was very, very emotional,” the retired Procter & Gamble Co. systems engineer told ABC News. “I was just honoring Rob. I was saying a prayer for his soul.”
…He had no idea that his grieving earlier moment had been snapped by a professional photographer and was already bouncing across the Internet and would lead newspapers across the country.
Neil Peraza [Robert’s son] said he and his wife and daughter were standing in the family members’ area at Sunday’s memorial service when his cellphone started ringing and wouldn’t stop.
“My wife said, ‘You have got to see this picture,’ ” he told ABC. “I was, like, ‘Oh, my God.’ It was breathtaking … My heart breaks for my dad and my mom — the two of them, especially. As a parent now myself, I cannot imagine losing a child.”