A PHOTOGRAPHER from Bebington has launched a new venture into iris photography.
Amy Knowles set up her Greasby-based studio Slinky Photography 15 years ago where she has specialised in family portraits.
However, after noticing a shift in the style of photography that people were wanting, Amy took inspiration from “eye artworks” which have grown in popularity across Europe.
Amy told the Globe: “I’ve been a portrait photographer for 15 years and I had started to notice a shift in what people were wanting for their homes.
“I came across these iris artworks earlier in the year and decided to get training to learn how to produce them.”
Amy Knowles with her Eye Portal set up (Image: Amy Knowles)
The iris capture session takes around 15 minutes per person and uses multiple images to capture all the details of an individual’s eye. The photographs are then edited and retouched to create an individual piece of artwork.
Amy said: “They are absolutely fascinating. It’s really personal so you can custom, present and style the images to match your home and décor. It’s so different from a big smiling face hung on your wall.
“It can be images of you and your partner or your family. We can create pieces that have up to six eyes depending on what you want and can also merge people’s eyes with their loved ones. They are art that’s unique to you so it’s really cool and interesting.”
An example of a family portrait (Image: Amy Knowles)
Eye Portals is launching on Friday (April 28) where customers will be able to book in with Amy in her studio.
She said: “I think so many people are looking to have modern homes so are wanting something that suits that kind of space.
“I loved the product and the service, and I wanted to do it for my own family. As soon as I started sharing about my learning journey with my followers I had constant messages from people telling me how amazing they thought it was and asking me if I was going to offer it so I have a feeling that it’s going to be popular.
“It’s something completely different for me it’s exciting and I’m looking forward to offering my clients something new.”