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Surreal X-Ray Photographs Reveal Hidden Beauty in Nature | Inhabitat

Beautiful and insightful x-ray pictures of nature.

Our human eyes may be limited by visible light, but the work of physicist and artist Arie van ‘t Riet gives us a glimpse into the invisible universe around us. In exploration of nature’s hidden anatomy, Riet uses x-ray imagery on naturalistic compositions, or bioramas, created from flora and fauna. The challenging photography process requires Riet to experiment with different levels of x-ray energies to achieve the right amount of contrast in each image.

Riet uses x-ray imagery on naturalistic compositions, or bioramas, created from a combination of flora and fauna.
The production process begins with a black-and-white silver bromide x-ray image, which he then digitizes and inverts on his computer.
Riet experimented with similarly thin materials starting with a bouquet of tulips.
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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.