Tuesday, February 02, 2016

X-Ray Photographs From the 1930s Create Ghostly Floral Images

Dr. Dain L. Tasker, an early 20th century radiologist, was attracted to the structure of flowers. He used fine-focus X-ray tubes to produce his floral studies on X-ray film. His vintage x-ray photographs produced delicate images that appeared more like ink drawings than photographs.

“Lotus,” ca. 1930, vintage gelatin silver print, 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches.

“California Holly,” 1937, vintage gelatin silver print, 11 3/8 x 9 1/8 inches

“A Rose,” 1936, vintage gelatin silver print, 11 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches


Images: Joseph Bellows Gallery
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