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Christmas Morning Revealed: X-ray Photos of Wrapped Presents

Hugh Turvey

British x-ray artist Hugh Turvey appeals to the kid in all of us with his series of x-ray photographs of wrapped Christmas presents. Turvey calls the images Xograms and creates them by placing each object in an x-ray machine, exposing it to photons for up to a minute. Unique coloring techniques are applied by hand.

1997 marked his foray into x-ray photography when he was commissioned to create a ‘revealing’ image for an album cover. He has since created countless x-ray works of everyday objects that appear in ad campaigns, publications and collections worldwide. Turvey is currently an artist-in-residence at the British Institute of Radiology.

Hugh Turvey

Hugh Turvey

Hugh Turvey

Hugh Turvey

Hugh Turvey

Hugh Turvey

Hugh Turvey

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