Benedetta Bonichi Uses X-Ray Photography to Create New Species

Offering a macabre perspective, the x-ray photography series by Benedetta Bonichi portrays surreal and fantastical creatures that could not possibly exist.

X-rays tend to be associated with the medical profession, but these images, however, have clearly been altered to combine different species together to create new and wondrous hybrids. While slightly creepy in a mad-scientist kind of way, the images of the woman with octopus tentacles and the one with a fish tail remind me of The Little Mermaid, as though the artist has brought beloved, imaginative fantasy characters to life.