X-ray vision – Revealing inner world of Seashells and marine wondersPosted by Alla on Nov 25, 2010 in Blog | 2 comments
The beautiful forms of seashells could be seen with x-ray vision. English Artist Nick Veasy are known for taking x-ray photos of different subjects. For Nick Veasey, artistic inspiration came from an unlikely source. While working as a photographer/designer for morning television in England, he was assigned the monotonous task of X-raying soda cans to determine which ones contained a winning code for a contest sponsored by Pepsi. After three days without a winner, he X-rayed his sneaker for kicks. Veasey recalls, “It was a great image and I thought ‘there’s something to this.’ It was one of those life-changing experiences. I just left behind everything else I was doing.”
Veasey spent the next three months working with scientists to refine his technique. He learned to gauge object density and structure by experimenting with a variety of materials including plastic, flowers, metals and people, taking the utmost care with his living subjects. He saying that it may takes days to create one work. Then there is a radiation hazard too. But the result, like the nautilus are worth it. X-Ray photos reveal an inner world of wonder.
I collected a collection of his work related to seashells and sea life. Do you like his work? Would you buy one?
Nick is also an author of several books available on Amazon.