Tears

2014, Photo series of microscope analysis of my tears

In this work I subjected myself to the status of a feeling or physical pain in order to cry and gather my tears.
The photos were taken by a microscope and depicted my tears according to the status I was subjected to.

Emotion

Emotion 1
Emotion 2
Emotion 3
Emotion 4

Fear

Fear 1
Fear 2
Fear 3
Fear 4

Joy / Happiness

Joy-Happiness 1
Joy-Happiness 2
Joy-Happiness 3
Joy-Happiness 4

Loss

Loss 1
Loss 2
Loss 3
Loss 4

Physical Pain

Physical Pain 1
Physical Pain 2
Physical Pain 3
Physical Pain 4

Pleasure

Pleasure 1
Pleasure 2
Pleasure 3
Pleasure 4

Sadness / Misery

Sadness-Misery 1
Sadness-Misery 2
Sadness-Misery 3
Sadness-Misery 4

Tears are scientifically divided into three categories:
1. Continuous or basic tears that keep the eyes moist
2. Reflective tears caused by irritation
3. Emotional tears, produced in response to feelings.

The continuous tears are  produced by small glands of the eyelid, while reflective  and emotional tears  are produced by  the large lacrimal gland.
The components of tears are: enzymes, proteins, hormones, manganese, potassium, sodium, essential substances which protect against infections.
But emotional tears  have a higher content in proteins and hormones such as prolactin operating anxiolytically.
They also content endorphins  in their composition, which have been characterized as anti-stress  and natural analgesia hormones.
You could say that tears are  “natural drug”.

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