X-ray machines often come with scary connotations of doctors and broken bones. But for photographer Don Dudenbostel, x-rays are the gateways to his creative genius — a porthole to the inner beauty of the natural world. For the month of July, the Martin Gallery will be featuring Dudenbostel’s new collection, Smorgasbord, which focuses on fruits and vegetables, in his first solo show at the gallery. “We’re having a big whole weekend of it,” says AnneTrabue Watson, assistant director of the gallery. “We’ve only seen two of his photographs. This is the first time he’ll be unveiling his food, which he gets from his garden. It will be fun to see all of his work in person.” Dudenbostel, who studied directly with Ansel Adams, has award-winning photographs showing throughout the United States and the world. “He did his first x-ray photograph as a science fair project in high school,” says Watson. “Then he went on to do more documentary photography. And then in probably the last 10 years, he got into the x-rays because he had so much fun doing it.” The event will kick off on Friday as the gallery welcomes Dudenbostel with an artist’s reception. On Saturday, the gallery will host an artist’s lecture given by Dudenbostel, who will talk about his process. Guests can enjoy muffins and mimosas while they listen to the free lecture.