Nick Veasey makes powerful images thanks to a process far from traditional photography: the x-ray. This English artist presents fascinating and unique photographs, in the sense that an image appears on a light-sensitive negative. For many years, he has used this particular technique to make "alternative" images for advertisements, nonetheless, he continues to passionately explore more personal themes and subjects that intrigue him.
Do you see yourself as a photographer or as a technician?
I did x-ray. I did conventional photography. So, it was a development from conventional photography, but to create my x-ray pictures, I don’t have to use traditional photographic techniques. That presents a debate as to whether I’m a photographer or a radiographer. I make money from taking pictures, so I am a commercial photographer or image-maker.
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