Ghostly, Glowing X-Ray Images of Christmas Gifts

Hugh Turvey has realized every overexcited child’s Christmas Eve dream: the x-ray artist and British Institute of Radiology artist-in-residence has discovered the contents of holiday gifts without ever opening them. Dubbed “Xograms” by their innovative creator, the images below reveal the teddy bears and jewelry and computers hidden behind layers of wrapping paper. Click through for some of our favorite works from the set, which we discovered via Faith is Torment, and visit Turvey’s website to learn more about his fascinating work.

Image credit: Hugh Turvey
Image credit: Hugh Turvey
Image credit: Hugh Turvey

Image credit: Hugh Turvey
Image credit: Hugh Turvey
Image credit: Hugh Turvey

Image credit: Hugh Turvey
Image credit: Hugh Turvey
Image credit: Hugh Turvey

Image credit: Hugh Turvey