It is said sometimes, science is only one step away from art. Today’s topic, Radiation physicist Arie van’t Riet just proves above statement again. As a registered medical physicist, he learned the possibility of creating amazing photos with x-rays at the hospital. He started with a bouquet of tulips. Then he digitizes, inverts and then selectively colorize the image in Photoshop. The result is stunning and he was told that is Art. Since that, Arie begins his journey to becoming an artist. He began to X-ray all sorts of atypical subjects — flowers, plants, bugs, snails, lizards — seduced by the challenge of recreating natural scenes. Let’s take a look at those amazing X-RAY Photography of Nature and enjoy Arie van’t Riet’s talk on TEDxGroningen.
Photographers always try to capture the beauty, not only outside but inside as well. We have featured several x-ray photography on the site and today we will present you another skillful photographer with unique eyes – Brendan Fitzpatrick. Brenden is a photographer for over twenty years and for the past seven years he has been living and working in Singapore. Brendan uses x-ray machines at a local radiology lab to create unique skeletal images of flowers. Among the flowers photographed are tulips, hibiscus, orchids and roses. With the help of Photoshop, Fitzpatrick is able to enhance the soft blue, purple and pink tones that create the delicate and soft images. The transparent and seemingly fragile flowers seem surreal and intricate details are revealed that would otherwise go unnoticed by the naked eye. Just love x-ray photography! [source]
We have featured some interesting x-ray photography on our site before. While today, we will present you this incredible X-Ray inspired origami called “Oritsunagumono” created by Japanese student Takayuki Hori. The artist printed skeletons of eight endangered species on translucent paper. When laid flat, all you see are scattered bones. Once the paper is folded, the printed components are united as a whole, telling the visual story of the animal’s plight to survive in an increasingly polluted and hazardous ecosystem. Truly amazing work.
It doesn’t take much to notice the beautiful complexity in the nature that surrounds us, less so when it comes to flowers, but photographer Hugh Turvey decided to capture that beauty in a manner that is a little…unique. He took x-rays of them. Yes, x-rays again. Not sure since when x-ray photography becomes a trend. But if you are interested in this type of photography, check our previous poster, Life under X-Ray Photography and Fascinating X-Ray Photography.