Dr. Dain L. Tasker – ‘X-rays of flowers’

Dr. Dain L. Tasker’s ‘X-rays of flowers’ – most sublimely minimalist images of flowers.

Dain Tasker (1872 – 1964) was the chief radiologist at Wilshire Hospital in Los Angeles when radiology was in its beginning stages. He had been also an amateur photographer for years, but had not connected his hobby with his profession until he used an x-ray machine for what it is fundamentally intended to do: take photographs. And hence one of the most fascinating series of photographs emerged on the anatomy of flowers – fragile, ghost-like representations.

Dr. Dain L. Tasker - X-rays of flowers

Dr. Dain L. Tasker – X-rays of flowers