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X-Ray Visions

Nick Veasey is the artist behind these incredible X-ray images of household objects, clothes, toys, insects, crustaceans, and buildings. Veasey built a concrete structure in which to photograph and X-ray the images and the complexity and length of his process depended on the size and material of each object. On his inspiration for this project, Veasey states “we live in a world obsessed with image…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…I like to challenge this automatic way that we react to just physical appearance by highlighting the, often surprising, inner beauty.” Veasey was also motivated by a desire to use technology in a way that rejects its current use, elaborating that “security cameras track our every move…to create art with equipment and technology designed to help Big Brother delve deeper, to use some of that fancy complicated gadgetry that helps remove freedom and individuality in our lives, to use that apparatus to create beauty brings a smile to my face.”

Photos via Veasey’s website, which also has more photos and information on the process.

Fabulous 4th

We all know the best part about 4th of July is the fireworks, and we’re currently reliving them through Brooklyn-based photographer Thomas Prior’s unique captures.

Photos via Prior’s Tumblr. You can also view more of his work on his website.

GROW Your Own Clothes

https://ted.com/talks/view/id/1138

Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing. The process is fascinating, the results are beautiful (though there’s still one minor drawback …) and the potential is simply stunning.(Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 6:41)

Maybe we will try this once the final recipe comes out…once the material doesn’t absorb/fall apart with moisture 🙂