The dead chameleon came from a friend who bred reptiles (credit: Arie van ’t Riet / SPL)
Recently, A stunning series of X-ray images of animals and plants have been explored by a medical specialist and artist Arie van ’t Riet from the Netherlands. Arie van ’t Riet’s presents the unique view of life on earth. Van ’t Riet in his personal life teaches radiation physics and safety. Van ’t Riet searched for an example to find out the influence of X-ray energy on the contrast of an image of X-ray. He found that the lower the contrast, the higher the x-ray energy.
Under x-ray, a barn owl looks the same as a buzzard (credit: Arie van ’t Riet/ SPL)
Van ’t Riet says, ““I arrived at flowers. After some years I started to edit and partly colour these x-ray images. And I added animals.” Representing inner beauty of animal and plants, Van ’t Riet has produced so many x-ray art work.
A frog with visible leg muscles. Spot the tiny snail (credit: Arie van ’t Riet / SPL)
He produced every image by a licence x-ray machine at his home. To reduce the risk of living animal, Van ’t Riet took the images from the dead animals. His stunning works has given him new outlook about nature. Pelvic structure of the frog shows the complexity and the inner beauty of the natural object.
A blackbird resting on magnolia (credit: Arie van ’t Riet / SPL)
On the other hand, he says that we judge the birds with its different colour, but most of the time they look same in the x-ray view.
Wild flowers growing near Deventer, The Netherlands (credit: Arie van ’t Riet / SPL)
Van ’t Riet says that he collected all the animals from the market or some dead animals from the traffic victims or animals caught by the cat. He also tells that with the combination of animals and plants he made the natural scene.
A sole fish bought from a local fish market (credit: Arie van ’t Riet / SPL)
Sometimes for traffic victim, Van ’t Riet found damaged animals, but with the developed X-ray, he found splendid view of the x-ray picture. Sometimes he found disappointing images, but that meant a lot to him as finally he found how beautiful the nature is! Van ’t Riet exploration glorifies the advancement of X-ray.