Instead of using a camera, Nick Veasey uses X-ray machines to make his photographs. He has x-rayed tons of objects in his cement black box in his studio, but his project, Man and Machine, might be one of his biggest undertakings.
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The images in Man and Machine show people interacting with large scale objects. The x-ray shows all of the inner workings of both the people and the objects and their connection to each other. Veasey can't x-ray actual humans for these images because of the radiation, so he uses skeletons in their place. X-raying large scenes like these require hundreds of x-rays that are joined together on the computer by Veasey's image specialists. The plane image consists of over 1,000 x-rays.
Veasey chose x-ray as a medium because of its honesty. He likes the accuracy that comes with an x-ray, discovering beauty and intrigue with every object. "It has a fascination for me unequalled by anything else." [Veasey had a formative career in design but once he stared using x-rays, he only wished he had discovered the process earlier in life.]
To see more of Nick Veasey's work, check out his website. He is currently exhibiting his work in Moscow and is planning a show in New York City.