Ever tried to look at a snowflake to see their unique patterns? It’s tricky stuff but project ‘Imaginarium Of Tears’ takes us back to this by putting tears under microscopes. We all need to cry sometimes and although many of us try to hide our tears the projects shows just how unique and beautiful each one is.
Aiming to dispelling the sign of tears as a weakness, photographer Maurice Mikkers captures the intense detail of each tear through the lens. By dividing tears into three different scientific types – basal, reflex and emotional – the photographs show how the tear’s origin effects its pattern. As expected, crying from grief and crying from cutting onions for example evoke two very different types of tears…And we’re mesmerised by the results in these photographs.