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Nick Veasey’s X-Ray Vision

Nick Veasey isn’t a traditional photographer. In the same vein as microscopist Alan Jaras who uses a scanning electron microsope to create a story about exploration, Veasey also makes uses of medical equipment to produce some unconventional art.

Veasey left the world of standard photography behind when he was asked to X-ray a cola can for a television show. Since then he has created X-ray photographs of everyday objects from mp3 players, toys, and clothes to all manner of plant life and animals. His experimentation has led to view the innards of larger subjects like motor vehicles, an office building, and even to capture the anatomy of a Boeing 777!

Veasey uses industrial x-ray machines and in the case of the airplane, 500 individual films were processed and then joined together on the computer to create the composite shot. For his “human” subjects, he has the option of using skeletons in rubber suits or cadavers. He reportedly has eight hours in which to pose and photograph the cadaver before rigor mortis sets in. I don’t know about you, but I find that a little macabre. In any case, the results are amazing to see. This is what he has to say about his art:

My work is real. X-Ray is an honest process. It shows things for what they are, what they are made of. I love that. It balances all that glossy, superficial bollocks. I’m real and straightforward. And so is my work.

Have a look at some of this most fascinating x-ray photographs after the jump.

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Dead Sexy Zombie Pin-Ups

Lord, where are my braaaaiinnsss at? Six months through 2010 and I just remembered about the dead sexy girls that grace My Zombie Pinup’s yearly calendar.

It’s vintage 1950s pin-ups versus classic zombies. We know you’d hit that…with a spade. See this years’ Miss Zombie January through to Miss Zombie December after the jump – possibly NSFW on the account of necrotic flesh.

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Disney Princesses Get a Macabre Makeover

You may have thought the superheroes in our gender reversal post were a tad skanky, so we wanted to turn things around with this post. Try as we might we couldn’t find any overly prudish superheroes, sorry. The chances of that were as high as Julius Malema making any sense when he talks. Bloody agent.

We moved on and our next search brought us to character designer Jeffrey Thomas who has a knack for taking your fond childhood memories and twisting them into something quite sinister. In his Twisted Princess series, Thomas takes some of Disney’s beloved princesses and gives them with a makeover from hell. He often includes a new story line explaining how they got that way.

Have a look at some of the twisted princesses after the jump.

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The Anatomical Art Of Fernando Vincente

Like Valerio Carrubba, Spanish artist Fernando Vincente also creates macabre illustrations, albeit from a more mechanical perspective.

In his Vanitas series, Vincente combines anatomy and portraiture to capture the classic beauty of his subjects. Have a look at some images below – click to embiggen.

In the Anatomías collection, he dissects the inner-workings of a human being to reveal the machinery hidden underneath. See these images after the jump.

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The Odd Works of Candice Tripp

According to her bio, Candice Tripp was born a man in South Africa, but left the country to become a minger and spoon designer in the UK. Her art was cultivated in a home for orphaned wolves and seeks to capture the unity in ideologies between Star Trek’s Spock and the modern musical philosopher, Enya.

Her 24 year old’s art is altogether quite odd. See below – click the images to see them bigger.

See more of her work at – via Neatorama.