Artist Statement: "By using
x-rays instead of light, an unusual inner vision can be revealed, and Nature shows
us textures, details, and shadows that would otherwise not be seen.
Visible light is just a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and falls
between x-rays and infrared. My x-ray images are a collection of negatives, positives,
and solarized images — solarized being partly negative and partly positive at the
same time. Black and white images have been a part of my daily life since 1971.
In my 25+ years as a radiology technologist, I have experimented with this art
form many times.
Having been involved with traditional landscape photography for many years,
the challenges of this alternative technique were many. Although most of my photography
work was in color, I've always loved the impact of a nice black and white landscape
print. I've attempted to create radiographic still life compositions and to produce
images that are quite different from the work of other floral radiographers before
me." - Steven N. Meyers