“Woe to you, oh earth and sea
For the Devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who hath understanding
Reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
Its number is six hundred and sixty-six”
A beautiful and utterly mesmerizing view of everyday objects.
In a security-obsessed age, this work is subtly subversive, as it uses advanced technology to discover inner beauty rather than concealed dangers.
Using security scanners and x-ray machines, Nick Veasey creates beautiful, unsettling, inside-out images that reveal—like never before—the intricacy of everyday objects, animals, and plants. Whether the spectacle of an x-rayed Boeing 777, the elaborate geometry of an mp3 player’s circuit boards, or the ethereal grace of a translucent daffodil, each page of this book is an absorbing work of art.
Nick Veasey is a self-taught, award-winning photographer who works with clients from all over the word. His x-ray photography has been commissioned by many of the world’s leading companies and his work featured in Time magazine, The New York Times, New York Daily News, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald and Die Zeit.
Veasey captures the x-ray images on film in a lead-lined studio. (He works on the outside of the studio when the machines are operating.) He wears lead underpants. Once the x-ray has been exposed, it is scanned at ultra-high resolution, using special equipment tailored for the process. These digital images are then composed and embellished on a computer. The whole process can take weeks or even months—but the results speak for themselves.
*Check out the book (from which the awesome pic above originates from)…and no it doesn’t contain Revelations or Iron Maiden lyrics [laughs]!