March 25, 2014

See Through

Photograph by Hugh Turvey

British artist and photographer Hugh Turvey uses x-ray technology to create what he calls Xograms, a fusion of visible light and x-ray imagery. Here, he captures a swimming goldfish.

Turvey's work was recently featured on our Proof blog »

37 comments
reza salehi
reza salehi

The eyes should be washed! Another way to see!

Terri Doring
Terri Doring

Life would be less painful if people were more transparent.

claudia arrua
claudia arrua

Amazing what is right there and we can't see. Thanks for sharing it's a great picture.

Carl Robertson
Carl Robertson

I'm guessing the x-rayed fish was already dead and the image was combined into a bowl or a live fish-in-a-bowl.  Otherwise, deadly for a live fish, I'd think.  

Orko Paul
Orko Paul

incredible fusion,should try

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

A startling re-visioning of the iconic pet goldfish in a bowl.


The x-ray vision does emphasize the dead fish cartoon cliche of seeing the skeleton and an X through the eye.  It might soon be time for another pet goldfish funeral.

Bories Jung
Bories Jung

It seems like a magic view through a living individual :-)

Wayne Ogden
Wayne Ogden

This guy is Dr. Who - never seen a goldfish do a back stroke

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

I truly dont know what to say!  As to the comment below mine, its clear she has very valid reservations about the outcome of the fish, and this kind of x-ray photography. She has said it all in two lines!   As to the shot itself, it is definately an unusual one well taken, with its own kind of interest.   'Nuff said.     j.e.s......  

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Looks like a dead fish and I am afraid it will be if the photographer x-rayed him more than once.  I was given radiation as a child when they still thought it was harmless and now I have a brain tumor.

Ray Wilson
Ray Wilson

I'm not sure of the ethics of this. Surely the X-rays must be strong enough to damage a fish?

Is it Art? Well it may be different, but does that make it art?

Ray Wilson

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deborah silber
deborah silber

Very interesting shot...looks alot like my fish bowl recently sans the e-ray tech; sadly missing Hercules :(

Prabu K
Prabu K

is it a dead fish? 

Mislav Culig
Mislav Culig

@Ray Wilson Hardly. It is small, but a single x-ray (even with old equipment) would not cause any damage to the fish. Doing it 5 or 6 times would cross recommended radiation doses even for people (especially with older x-ray machines), but I doubt that was done.

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