X-ray photography

Nick Veasey’s x-ray photographs reveal the delicate, detailed, and slightly haunting aspects of anything from a bee to a pair of underwear. Through his lens, objects gain a different and unexpected quality as they are deconstructed. The chiffon-like layers of a rose in profile might seem even more elegant, while the infinitely-edged skeleton of an open-mouthed fish might become lifelike in an eerie way. The most fascinating, for me are the animals, such as the sinewy bat skeleton, and the machinations of insects that seem like architectural drawings. The transparent petals and green vain labyrinths of his flower and organic sections also have an ethereal beauty and otherworldly feel.