Rose-Lynn Fisher was so keen on her microscopic art that she was literally reduced to tears. In her series “The Topography of Tears”, the Los Angeles-based photographer has captured tears of grief, joy and remembrance, and explored how their different physical ‘terrains’ represent the gamut of mankind’s emotions.
What inspired you to turn human tears into art?
One day I was crying but stopped and wondered if my tears of grief would look any different from tears of happiness. When I magnified them on a microscope, what I saw evoked a sense of place, like an aerial view of my emotional terrain. I was so intrigued by this that I started