X-ray photography reveals beauty in unexpected places

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London, Apr 14 (UNI) A new book of X-ray photography shows a curious world of intricate and startling forms hidden beneath the surface of everyday objects.

Nick Veasey, the photographer used a lead-lined studio to create X-ray photographs of a remarkable array of objects, from fruits and flowers to humans, vehicles and buildings.

Among the images were skeletal hands typing over the delicate circuitry of a laptop computer, a woman's foot perched in a towering stiletto-heeled shoe, the bones sharply angled, and an electric chair, wreathed in sinister coils of wire.

One picture from the book, entitled ''X-Ray: See Through the World Around You,'' shows a five-storey office block with skeletal people hard at work, typing at desks, reading papers - and trying to fix a photocopier, the Daily Mail reported.

Mr Veasey's studio, a converted radar station in Kent, passed X-rays through the objects he was photographing to create images on special film and then used a 13-foot scanner to turn them into a digital file.

''My aim was to use 'Big Brother' technology, designed and used for security and surveillance, to create art,'' said Mr Veasey.

''Nothing gives me more pleasure than revealing the inner beauty of a subject. The unseen can be seen, the internal elements and workings revealed, and the inside becomes the outside,'' he concluded.

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