Beauty is in the Eye…

“When looking at the face, the eyes dominate emotional communication,” says Adam Anderson, professor of human development at Cornell. William Shakespeare similarly said that eyes are the window to the soul. For centuries, eyes have been a subject of fascination, communicators of what we’re feeling. Eye Origin, a technology studio now with locations in SoHo and Flatiron, expands upon that theory, combining macro, fine art, and commercial photography to produce stunning, up-close images of your eye’s iris.

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Spanning throughout Europe, with locations in Barcelona, Nice, Ibiza, and Antibes, Eye Origin has now come to New York City, where its two outposts invite customers to open up their eyes and walk out with a custom art piece. Surprisingly, the human eye is even more distinct than a person’s fingerprints. Each one is different, unique, and beautiful.

Once you head inside, the process is quick and easy. First, a photographer will snap a photo of both your eyes using a specialty camera. You’ll feel like you’re at the eye doctor, minus the annoying dilation drops. You’ll be able to see images of each iris, and from there, you can select which you prefer for your piece of art. Next, they will take around 15 images of that eye, which they will then send out for perfecting. You can choose for a digital image, or one of their many acrylic frames, which they ship worldwide.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience, and it’s so simple and fast to do. When you’re wracking your brain trying to think of an upcoming birthday gift, housewarming present, or a fun date idea, keep Eye Origin in mind for something super unique and equally breathtaking.

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