X-Ray Art Photo Series Explores Visual Promise of Radiography

X-Ray Art Photo Series Explores Visual Promise of Radiography

Invisible Light by Brendan Fitzpatrick showcases the inner features of flowers, creatures, and toys

Leah Gonzalez
  • 25 july 2014

Australian photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick has created a photo series that features x-ray images of various objects like flowers, creatures and classic childhood toys like space robots, toy planes and more.

In his photo series Invisible Light, the Sydney-based photographer uses chest x-ray and mammogram machines to create intriguing images revealing what’s inside seemingly simple objects. In this photo series, Fitzpatrick seeks to explore the potential that radiography has in the art world, showcasing x-ray images of three kinds of subjects – flowers, toys, and creatures.

Fitzpatrick finds inexpensive toys in discount stores and toy shops. He uses a standard x-ray machine to make x-rays images of the objects. He then processes the pictures to add color and highlight the inner structures of the items. The resulting images showcase the screws, wires, tiny light bulbs, and all the other small parts inside the toys. The images also reveal the internal makeup of the flowers and the creatures – which include small turtles, seahorses, crab, and fish – that the photographer used as subjects of his x-ray art photo series.


Some of the photos in the series include colored x-ray images of toys like various robots, including a Space Fighter, an Android Extraterrestrial, a Zadak robot, and a horned robot, as well as toy replicas of guns, airplanes and helicopters. X-ray images of toy replicas like a Super F-15 Fighter Airplane, an F22 Raptor Airplane, and various types of ray guns are among the photos in the series.

Invisible Light also includes x-ray images of a crab, chicken eggs, fish in a plastic bag, seahorses, different kinds of shells and terrapins or small turtles. The Flowers collection include flora like a calla, hibiscus, orchid, rose, and a tulip. The photographer has also thrown in an image of three chili peppers and an image of what looks to be a bell pepper.

The images in the Invisible Light series can be purchased as traditional prints and mounted on acrylic plates. Interested buyers can visit the project website for more information.

You can view the images from the series on the dedicated website or on the photographer’s official site.

Invisible Light

Source: Wired


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