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X-ray artist explores beauty within

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 01:27

March 13 - British photographer Nick Veasey's work of X-ray images provokes thought and serves to question our obsession with image and often superficial beauty. Elly Park reports.

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For British photographer Nick Veasey, beauty is not just skin deep. In his radiation-proof bunker studio, he has made a career creating artistic X-ray images. Today he is photographing Robo Thespian, a humanoid robot, and says it's not an easy task. SOUNDBITE: Nick Veasey, Photographer, Saying (English) "The biggest issue is its size; it's quite big, it's life-size, it's an humanoid robot so as you can see the image on the film the size of the head is the same size as the human head, so we need lots of films just to physically cover the body." Many prints and several exposures later, the full inner beauty of the robot is revealed on film. Over the years Veasey has made many X-ray photographs, from small everyday objects to a complete airplane hangar. Because of the severe radiation, Veasey can only work with inanimate objects.. To depict humans, he uses skeletons. He chooses his subjects carefully, with the goal of opening people's eyes to the things beyond human perception. SOUNDBITE: Nick Veasey, Photographer, Saying (English) "What I want X-ray to do is to excite people and to make them appreciate the world that's around them in a new way." Veasey's thought provoking body of work will be on display in the UK and Canada later this year.

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X-ray artist explores beauty within

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 01:27