Retro-Futuristic X-Ray Images

Whether at the hospital or standing in line at airport security, x-rays are usually associated with dreary situations—but thanks to artist Roy Livingston, they’ve been given new life. In his series of retro-futuristic photos, Livingston x-rays the guts of old-school mechanical objects, including transistor radios, alarm clocks, microscopes and movie cameras, revealing a bevy of wires, rods and gears that keep them running. He then spends days editing the raw images in Photoshop, adding layers upon layers of colors to highlight every tiny detail. The resulting images are out of this world—or at least this era.