I know – it seems almost implausibly oxymoronic, doesn’t it? It’s the falling tree in a deserted forest conundrum kind of thing. What is light if you can’t see it?
Australian artist/photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick has the answer: X-rays.
Invisible Light showcases unique X-ray art by Australian photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick.
Using both chest X-ray and mammogram machines Brendan explores the extraordinary visual potential of radiography.
Brendan has kindly given me permission to share a couple of his images here at 6000 miles…
You can see many more X-ray images of flowers, creatures and toys at the Invisible Light gallery.
The flowers are fascinating, the toys are wonderful, but it’s the creatures gallery which I think is the most spectacular: the internal geology of the shells is particularly amazing.
For all that these things may be visually appealing from the outside (even the toys, at a stretch), it’s something very different to this otherwise hidden side to them.
And different is good.