He’s one of my favourite artists of the moment plus he’s a really nice, down to earth guy from Kent in the UK. Nick Veasey’s work questions our obsession with celebrity, image and beauty in today’s superficial world. It's dangerous, it's complex and it takes a lot of commitment.
We all know those sayings 'we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover' and 'beauty is only skin deep' - but the British artist actually strips back the layers and shows us what it's like under the surface...using x-rays. Over the past decade or so he's x-rayed more than 4,000 objects: flowers, shoes, buses, corpses and even a plane.
His work is a classic example of the fusion between art and science. It also highlights today’s preoccupation with surveillance and the use of x-rays for security. As well as all the deeper meaning – they’re really nice to look at and they’re pretty cool.
He's here in Paris for his first exhibition in France Radiographie De La Mode at Espace, La Vallee Village in Paris.
One thing my mother taught me…. always be polite, treat people how you want to be treated yourself.
For me Paris is….elegant people, beautiful architecture, romance and sophistication.
My first thought when I wake up….another ten minutes in bed.
If I wasn’t a photographer I would be…. probably unemployed. I am terrible at doing things I’m not interested in – I just mess up.
My motto for life is….do it properly but if you can get away with doing it any way then go ahead.
My main vice is…. poor concentration and carelessness. I’m very messy.
On my gravestone they will write….a man who looked at life from the inside out.