British photographer Nick Veasey uses an x-ray machine to uncover minute details in everyday objects and captures images of them in a different light. His series “Plant Life” focuses on various types of flowers and reminds the viewer of x-ray technology’s uses beyond its typical functions of displaying human bones.
Veasey believes that if you look beyond the surface of a flower or plant, its beauty is accentuated. He writes about his work:
We live in a world obsessed with image. What we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars… 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. Often the integral beauty adds intrigue to the familiar. We all make assumptions based on the external visual aspects of what surrounds us and we are attracted to people and forms that are aesthetically pleasing. I like to challenge this automatic way that we react to just physical appearance by highlighting the, often surprising, inner beauty.
Click through to see some of Veasey’s x-ray photography: