X-Ray-ted Part Deux

X-rays. They’re so hot right now. First, sexy skeletons, now sexy flowers? Ok, maybe not, but yet another post about using x-ray machines creatively. Hugh Turvey has been fascinated since childhood with getting underneath the surface of things, and you can’t get any more ‘under the surface’ than an x-ray. Turvey first experimented with x-ray images in 1996 when he created images for a musician friend’s album cover. Since then, Turvey has exploited the technique to shoot x-rays of everyday objects. We know flowers are living things, but these images show the depth of the life of a flower in a more intense way. On the surface, flowers are one of the most beautiful things on earth. Turvey has taken flowers and has captured them on a whole new level, from the inside out, showing a different sort of beauty.  “I’m driven by my curiosity. It’s about discovering the world around us. As a kid I would take things apart to see what was inside and how they worked. I have an insane curiosity for how things work. X-ray gives me a way to get that insight and turn it into art,” he says.


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