Radiographer Jim Wehtje began making x-ray photos 100 years after Roentgen’s 1895 discovery of X rays. In addition to licensing out stock images he has done numerous assignments for clients in his native United States and abroad.
Jim specializes in small object x-ray photography. He has worked with a wide variety of subjects from seashells to electronics to roadkill. Flowers and shells are classic subjects that are most used for his xray art prints. But he does not discount the potential of a doll, shoe, or crushed can.
"The beautiful patterns natural subjects often reveal under the x-ray tube make me feel that in the end we don’t really ‘create.’ We learn to primp and pose; perhaps add color, put parts together. We merely discover how to see the hidden beauty that is already there."