Man Exposes Himself To X-Ray Radiation Over 20 Years, All In The Name Of Art

Artist Nick Veasey shows us the beauty of what lies beneath. Don’t try this at home.

1. The 51-year-old british artist has spent the last 20 years exposing himself to harmful radiation, fusing science and art.

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2. His latest collection of work, titled ‘X-ray Voyeurism’, has been called one of the ‘weirdest’ ever experienced by art directors in a studio compromised of flashing lights, warning sirens and lead doors.

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3. “We live in a world obsessed with image. What we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars…” – Nick Veasey.

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4. “I like to counter this obsession with superficial appearance by using x-rays to strip back the layers and show what it is like under the surface.” – Nick Veasey.

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We all make assumptions based on the external visual aspects of what surrounds us … I like to challenge this automatic way that we react to just physical appearance by highlighting the, often surprising, inner beauty.

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7. Veasey individually x-rayed each item in the pictures before putting them together to create the intriguing images in post-production.

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This society of ours, consumed as it is by image, is also becoming increasingly controlled by security and surveillance. Take a flight, or go into a high profile courtroom and your belongings will be x-rayed … Security cameras track our every move.

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9. Veasey never set out to be an artist, but his work evolved of it’s own accord and his love for the X-ray image.

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To mix my metaphors, we all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, that beauty is more than skin deep. By revealing the inside, the quintessential element of my art speculates upon what the manufactured and natural world really consists of.

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