We’ve been spending a lot of time around X-Rays the last couple of days. MRIs, CAT Scans, the good old fashioned kind. Learning to read the difference between soft tissue and hard, between blood and water, between what should be there and what shouldn’t. Not getting frightened by bumps and lumps. Not getting spooked by shadows. Seeing inside your father’s brain.
I had saved these images for a post ages ago. And then dreamed about them last night. They were created by – Arie van’t Riet, medical physicist at Utrecht University – a man of science who sees nature in a way it’s never been seen before:
“I prefer [to] X-ray objects of ordinary scenes like a butterfly nearby a flower, a fish in the ocean, a mouse in the field, a heron along the riverside, a bird in a tree and so on. Each time it is challenging me to arrive at an X-ray photograph that represents the sentiment of the scene, to raise questions and excite curiosity. I hope, in most of the images presented here, I succeeded.”
There couldn’t be a more perfect end for the week we have had.