Steven Meyers

 

Steven Meyers

 

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artist's statement

My introduction to the photographic process began in 1971 when I began formal studies for radiological technology. I have made my living creating radiology-based images in the diagnostic medical setting for the last 30 years. It was this introduction to the photographic process that led to an interest in camera based photography in the late 70s. As a diversion from my daily world of black and white, I specialized in medium and large format color landscapes and nature photography.

Around 1975, I began experimenting with making x-ray photographs of flowers and other objects mainly out of curiosity. These efforts were just for fun, but I kept the idea in the back of my mind to get serious about it someday. Well, before I knew it, 20 years had passed and the art form was almost forgotten. There have been a few other x-ray art photographers over the years, with the earliest floral radiographs made around 1914. The choice x-ray equipment for floral radiographs is almost as rare as the art form itself. Most hospital diagnostic x-ray equipment is much too powerful for recording delicate flower details.

In 1997 I became very serious about this art form and have created over 3000 different images since. Currently my collection is edited down to about 60 favorites. Most of the images fail because of composition, as there is no lens to compose the images.

Floral radiography, even in its 70 year history, is for the most part unexplored, and I am committed to seeking out new and interesting subjects in nature.

Images are carbon pigment prints on watercolor paper and are available in 22 x 26 (editions of 50), and 26 x 30 / 26 x 36 (editions of 25).

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