Formerly an advertising photographer, it was a TV stunt (being asked by The Big Breakfast to X-ray the inside of a Pepsi can, at a time when the brand was running a promotion where one ring pull had a number on it worth £100,000) that led to Nick Veasey discovering a fascination with seeing how things – fish, clothes, a Boeing 777 – look inside. Veasey says the X-ray reveals the integrity of objects: natural forms are surprising and unique, and the most beautiful, minimal object might be, in Veasey's words, “a right old Heath Robinson mess when you look inside”.
Veasey X-rayed the Mini to celebrate its 50th anniversary. British, iconic, fun and instantly recognizable, the car is a fusion of science and art. Although it's small, this was certainly not a simple project: X-rays are true to size so it required 350 films to complete.
Hedge, issue 35, June 2015, pp78-84