You probably would’ve never thought to put the words “romantic” and “X-Ray” together in the same title. X-Rays usually conjure up images of doctors, broken bones, hospital bills and insurance. Well, for their senior thesis exhibition at Musashino Art University, student artists, Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi did just that. Instead of the typical portraits of a couple in an embrace using a camera and a prop or two, Kanda and Hayashi used a CT Scan and an X-ray machine.
The result is an eerie, yet intimate series of couples stripped bare, literally. “X-ray images usually show the finite nature of our bodies composed only of matter,” say the duo. “But these couples portraits reveal a pulse that isn’t normally seen.” The series won the Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Award.
It’s pretty different and out of the box thinking for a senior project, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that portrait photographers needn’t go out and purchase an X-Ray machine just yet. You still may need the Natural Light Couples Photography Workshop DVD though – which, by the way, is on sale until Sunday, December 1st. :)
What do you think about this series?
[Via @Spoon & Tamago]