Intimate X-Ray Couple Portraits
What would normally be intimate portrayals of couples holding each other close has been transformed into stark, almost eerie portraits by Japanese students and artists Ayako Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi. However there is an unspoken passion revealed in these x-ray portraits of couples that transcends any form of traditional imagery.
Using an actual CT scan and x-ray machine, they photographed four couples revealing something more than what we would see in a doctor’s office. “X-ray images usually show the finite nature of our bodies composed only of matter,” say the duo. “But these couples portraits reveal a pulse that isn’t normally seen.”
Danai Gurira in Essence looking REGAL and STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL and FLAWLESS! (Kudos to her and all the artists involved in this spread. It’s exquisite.) Yes, in the same issue with Viola Davis on the cover! Essence showed out this month. There are also several ads in there with multiple shades of Black women featured, including dark Black women, and a feature called “Unsung Heroines of The Civil Rights Movement” which includes a shoutout to Claudette Colvin! Pick up this issue for sure!
A flower for you, my lady.