Born in 1971 in the west Country, Hugh Turvey trained as a designer / art director but on discovering photography he retrained under iconic photographer Gered Mankowitz. During 1996/1997 he started experimenting with x-ray/shadow photography after being asked to create an alternative ‘revealing’ image for an album cover.

The comic fantasy of X Ray specs: The idea that just by wearing special glasses on an ordinary person can reveal a hidden truth……this is just a fantastical idea.

One of my favourite popular culture x-ray specs moments: This concept of revealing truth is one of the simplest structures in storytelling and for me simply exemplified in the 1999 film ‘The Matrix’ when Neo (Keanu Reeves) has his epiphany, perceives his true environment and its structure of the Matrix is revealed to him…it is a glorious moment of self-realisation giving birth to strength, understanding and purpose.