X-Rays of Christmas Presents by Hugh Turvey

 British Institute of Radiology artist-in-residence Hugh Turvey creates images with x-rays to reveal the hidden contents of wrapped presents. The images, which he calls Xograms, are made by exposing each object to photons for up to a minute in an x-ray machine. Speaking about the project Hugh says, "I have been working with x-ray for over 20 years and never get tired of seeing things I shouldn’t. When I put on what I call  my x-ray specs and I take a peek I always wonder whether someone tried to hide the identity of a present by packing it in a different shape box. I guess the only challenge will be looking surprised on Christmas day when I’m opening my presents.

Find out more about Hugh Turvey's work here.

via [Lustik]