Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

They say beauty is only skin deep – but Hugh Turvey’s x-rays of flowers show they are captivating through and through. Hugh, who trained as a designer / art director before studying photography Gered Mankowitz, first used X-rays in 1996 to photograph a human skull as a favour to a musician friend who needed an image for an album cover.

He has since used the technique to produce a series of coloured x-rays of everyday objects.

A row of hyacinths at various stages of development and flowering

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Hugh, 39, has been fascinated since childhood with getting underneath the surface of things. He said: “I’m driven by my curiosity. It’s about discovering the world around us. As a kid I would take things apart to see what was inside and how they worked. I have an insane curiosity for how things work. X-ray gives me a way to get that insight and turn it into art”

A dozen roses

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Arum lilies

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Honesty seed pods

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Anthurium

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Elderflower

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

A coloured X-ray of a rose

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

A coloured X-ray of a lily

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Thistles

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

A close-up of an X-ray of a thistle flower

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Stargazer lilies

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

An orchid (Stanhopea hasselvoliana)

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Seaweed Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Tulips

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

A rose

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist) seed capsules

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Agapanthus

Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

Lisianthus flowers Coloured X-Rays of Flowers : Turning X-Ray Into An Art by Hugh Turvey

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