It’s good to know that if British X-ray photographer Nick Veasey ever found himself in a hard place, he could work for Heathrow security. But let’s hope it doesn’t come to that: The oeuvre that Veasey is building from within his concrete bunker is too freaky to fizzle out just now.
The artist got his start as a scamp when he tried to game a Pepsi hidden-pull-tab contest with a hospital X-ray machine. He didn’t find the winning tab, but he did discover a passion for peering into the guts of stuff. Veasey built a fortified compound in Kent, about an hour’s drive east of London, and got busy aiming bursts of DNA-scrambling radiation at seemingly anything that crossed his path: a bowler hat, a toy rocket, a Chrysanthemum, a tractor, a bat, a middle finger and a thornback ray that looks like it’d be best buddies with that thing at the end of Prometheus.
Click the pic to see more of his work. Note, click ‘Man and Machine’ on his webpage to see more like the above.