X-Ray Art: A Deeper Look at Everyday Objects

by Megan Gambino

Images by Hugh Turvey, Artist in Residence, The British Institute of Radiology

Hugh Turvey calls one of his earliest images Femme Fatale. Using an x-ray, he scanned his wife’s foot in a dangerously high stiletto.

“I think we all understand that your foot is going through quite a lot when it is in a stiletto, but to actually physically see it and to see the angle of the bones,” says the British artist. He completes his thought, I imagine, with a shiver. “Not only do you have this distorted foot, but you have these small nails that were in the actual construction of the shoe. It just looked like a torture device.”

See more of Turvey’s images and read more about his work at Smithsonian.com.

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