The lines between traditional photography and digital illustrations are being blurred. The work of Nick Veasey isn’t new but i stubbled upon it in the latest newletter from LeBook. The work is scientific and at the same time beautiful. the art work can only be created in the modern world.
777 JET IN HANGAR
You don’t just decide one day to X-ray a 777. Nick Veasey worked his way
up – soda cans, sneakers, city buses – until one day he found himself in a
Boeing assembly facility outside of Seattle, manning the controls of a Murrell
Spectale X-ray machine and taking the measure of what might be the largest
object ever to be X-rayed. Veasey placed the individual components of a
disassembled 777 into the X-ray machine, which was housed in a lead-lined
bank vault to protect the photographer from radiation. Following the weeklong
shoot, the final image required another six months of assembly in Photoshop.