X-ray vision: artist reveals objects' essence in new UK museum

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - X-ray images of people and everyday objects have gone on display in a new gallery in Britain, where visitors can watch photographer and artist Nick Veasey at work as he creates his revealing pictures.

Process Gallery in Kent, southern England, opened this month showing Veasey's collection of X-ray creations, including posing subjects, cars, a handbag, cameras and clothes.

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A woman walks past a X-ray photographe of an art work by British artist Nick Veasey showing a flying Boeing aircraft during the Art Taipei exhibition at the World Trade Center on October 31, 2014. More then 500 artists from fifteen countries take part in this annual exhibition with over thousand pieces of art works on display between Octover 31 to November 3. AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH ---RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY CREDIT OF THE ARTIST, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION--- (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Guest and Nick Veasey attend The Eye London Book Launch for Fotografiska at the Swedish Residence on May 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for FOTOGRAFISKA)
LONDON - AUGUST 21: (EDITORS NOTE - EACH ITEM HAS BEEN INDIVIDUALLY X-RAYED AND THE IMAGES COMBINED TO PRODUCE THIS MONTAGE) A photo-montage of x-rays shows the contents of a laptop bag, including a United Kingdom passport, on August 21, 2006 which is now acceptable as carry-on luggage after the recent terror alert at UK airports. During the 'critcal' stage of the alert, passengers were only permitted hand luggage consisting of a clear plastic bag containing travel documents, prescription medicine, keys, money, spectacles and milk for those with babies. (Photo montage by Nick Veasey/Getty Images)
LONDON - AUGUST 16: (EDITORS NOTE - EACH ITEM HAS BEEN INDIVIDUALLY X-RAYED AND THE IMAGES COMBINED TO PRODUCE THIS MONTAGE) A photo-montage of x-rays shows the contents of a carrier bag on August 16, 2006 which would have been acceptable as carry-on luggage at the height of the recent terror alret at UK airports. During the 'critcal' stage of the alert, passengers were only permitted hand luggage consisting of a clear plastic bag containing travel documents, prescription medicine, keys, money, spectacles and milk for those with babies. (Photo montage by Nick Veasey/Getty Images)
Schoolboy Joseph Spree re-enacting the pose for the stamp. Seven year old Joseph, will make history on when his hand appears on a postage stamp is issued. At present no living people other than members of the Royal Family may appear on a Royal Mail stamp. * However, Joseph's hand is cleverly depicted on the 45p value Millennium Point, Birmingham, stamp. The stamp is part of the Royal Mail Mind and Matter series. Photographer Nick Veasey took pictures of 7-year old Joseph's right hand and X-ray photographs of a computer mouse and superimposed Joseph's hand over the mouse to symbolise the technology theme at Millennium Point, Birmingham. (Photo by Johnny Green - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Schoolboy Joseph Spree re-enacting the pose for the stamp. Seven year old Joseph, will make history on when his hand appears on a postage stamp is issued. At present no living people other than members of the Royal Family may appear on a Royal Mail stamp. * However, Joseph's hand is cleverly depicted on the 45p value Millennium Point, Birmingham, stamp. The stamp is part of the Royal Mail Mind and Matter series. Photographer Nick Veasey took pictures of 7-year old Joseph's right hand and X-ray photographs of a computer mouse and superimposed Joseph's hand over the mouse to symbolise the technology theme at Millennium Point, Birmingham. (Photo by Johnny Green - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

X-ray of broadcast video camera

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X-ray of skull showing brain and neurons

(Nick Veasey via Getty Images)

X-ray of a rose with a long stem and one leaf

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X-ray of an exhaust tube

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X-ray of a toy Formula One race car

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Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racket to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court.

(Nick Veasey via Getty Images)

X-ray of a bottle of pills

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X-ray of a folded disposable glove

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X-ray image of a megaphone loudhailer

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X-ray of games console joy pad

(Nick Veasey via Getty Images)

X-ray of human skull

(Nick Veasey via Getty Images)

X-ray image of microscope

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X-ray image of Clock Faces on black background

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The gallery features an X-ray chamber where the 56-year-old creates his work using radiographic imaging equipment, allowing visitors to see the creative process. "My work is a statement against superficiality," Veasey said. "It shows how things are made and what they truly exist of. There's no photoshop, airbrushing, it's just a real forensic investigation."

Veasey, whose work has been on display around the world, owns the gallery. On top of his own images, he plans to exhibit work by other contemporary artists.

(Writing by Holta Celmeta and Marie-Louise Gumuchian Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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