I always admired details of Adobe product design, but only recently I find out who is behind it all and how it is made (and it is made in interesting and unusual way). I introduce you Nick Veasey — ace of x-ray photography. And Adobe is just small potatoes.
Well, we have come to somewhat larger scale. When I first time saw this photo I could not believe that it is not a computer model. While searching for more information on it I found the photographer I mentioned before. I was convinced that it is true that all N. Veasey works are photographed using impressive in size and complicated technique of x-ray photography. In his business he is aided in every way by scientists and technicians who know how to use that machinery properly.
The beginning was rather funny. Once father of N. Veasey’s girlfriend, who was a truck driver, was driving a truck with thousands of Pepsi cans in it and one of those cans ought to be lucky one in a lottery to win $ 100 000 prize. Photographer rented an x-ray machine from hospital and was trying quickly to get rich. Unfortunately, he did not find his prize. But this event, as you can see, didn’t leave Nick Veasey without nothing.
He began taking pictures from age of 14 (it was rather popular with youth then) and even sold a couple of his pictures to record company, although he was self thought and just started. This kind of achievements encouraged N. Veasey to continue making photographs.
Currently, N. Veasey is highly regarded worldwide for his consistent and original style. He is commissioned by most eminent brands, and he is awarded by organizers of most prestigious competitions.
The technique itself is much more complicated than it could seem from the first sight. Every single thing is different, and it is different because of its structure. And if you want to precisely depict the beauty of that thing, which we usually can’t see because our physical restrictions, you need to irradiate it with x-rays of corresponding strength. For example if you want to photograph Boeing plane you have to take several pictures using different strength x-rays. After that everything is finished in Photoshop. N. Veasey doesn’t hide his fascination and thankfulness for this tool. I don’t know if that could be a commercial trick, but he says that without Adobe he just couldn’t create what he creates now.
N. Veasey is a perfect example of interesting things happening when science and new technologies help to find its place in art.
You can find more works by Nick Veasey here.