X-Ray Visions


I confess after I fell for the Sea Monkeys I was smart enough not to go for the X-Ray specs. Still it seemed like a great idea to an adolescent boy. I hardly think I was the only one with lecherous fantasies. Of course if the things had worked the international female conspiracy would have found a way to foil them. Worse still everyone wearing lead panties would probably have a Hypno Coin and the audience for Monday Night Football would evaporate.

I never got closer to the dream than the surprisingly effective Photoshop X-ray trick but photographer Nick Veasey keeps a linear accelerator in his studio. That’s right a Russian-made tabletop particle turbocharger.  Veasey uses industrial x-ray machines like the kind the army uses to check out tanks for stress fractures to make incredible photographs.

You don’t want to be alive when he does this. Veasey has to bombard his subjects for as long as twelve minutes so most of his human subjects are dead. (He’s got eight hours to work in before rigor mortis sets in) It’s a good thing that he’s building a new studio with 35-inch thick lead-lined concrete walls. Who knows what he’ll come up with in there.

For more amazing X-Ray Photos go to Nick Veasey X-Ray Photographer

I always loved big yellow machines myself

Some of his images are photo manipulations of separate x-ray shots. Does that make his work less amazing?

I caught an ex girlfriend secretly unwrapping Christmas presents once. She got caught because she did a better job than I did re-wrapping them.

I think it’s a better keyboard than mine.

I wonder if Kylie knew her knickers were going to be on display? Plus aren’t all those ruffles uncomfortable?

Notice the anonymous man with the X-Ray specs. Would he have a T on his face if he wasn’t in shadows?

Sangfroid's unabashed use of punctuation and grammar has made him a literary standout on the internet. A rising star in the urban/romance/horror/science fiction/Nancy Drew fiction market, Sangfroid is the talk of the local McDonald's. His dog actually ate the first page of his magnum opus "That Foggy Night" and compared it to other great works like the weekly circular for its absorbent qualities.


  1. Patrick
    July 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I always thought the x-ray glasses was a scam. I figured I would see a woman’s leg bones, not her panties…

  2. sangfroid
    July 30, 2010 at 11:16 am

    The old X-Ray specs were an optical illusion. It was a feather sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard. If you look through the hole, you are looking through the feather. Holding the hand up to a bright light gives an offset image of the hand. Where the images overlap, the image is darker. It provides the illusion of an x-ray.

    Terahertz technology might five airport security a cheap thrill in the near future though.

  3. Don E. Chute
    July 30, 2010 at 11:22 am

    X-Ray or No. I find it much more wondering, to leave it to the imagination. Unless of course it/they are right out there:>)


  4. The Dick Dujour
    July 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Absolutely love the Supergirl panel. If we wear t shirts with a big S on them think we can get away with the same thing?

    • sangfroid
      July 31, 2010 at 9:01 am

      Nah you can be dressed like Clark Kent too.

  5. captain america
    captain americaReply
    July 31, 2010 at 10:29 am

    ……cartoons can indeed be horny, folks!!

  6. BB's SuperTits
    BB's SuperTitsReply
    July 31, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Anyone else find it kind of hot that sangfroid knows how those x-ray specs really worked? Science!

    • sangfroid
      July 31, 2010 at 11:51 am

      I know how the Haunted Ballroom at Disneyland works too. Muhuawa

  7. Jenny Beans
    July 31, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Sangfroid, the infinite well of things you know always makes me grin. 🙂

  8. Nicole
    August 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    My teachers always called me a human sponge in school because I absorbed everything. Now I see how wrong they were. My level of absorption does not equal yours. I bow down too the Master. (Don’t tell Acadia I said that. He still thinks he is.)

  9. sangfroid
    August 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Albert Einstein used to love amazing little toys. He never took them apart he liked thinking how they worked. Now that’s humbling to be able to do that inside your head. You don’t get yelled at by your mom for dismantling the radio either.

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