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Tuesday 17 May 2011

Evilsabeth

A strange name for a strange artist. Don't miss her, she shows dark images, a complete different mood in scanner Art. Evilsabeth Schmitz-Garcia tries to express her sentiments, feelings through with the scanner and the way this device captures faces, ambiances and colors. Yes it's dark and uncomfortable but isn't life like this sometimes (I hope not too often !).

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Here is what she says herself about her work : "I tried to represent Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms with photographies. I decides to use scannographies instead of photographies because the pictures I took with my scanner gave me the look I wanted, like "someone trapped inside a dark place", a dark place wich could be a Borderline's mind."

And if you want to see more of her work she shows great photos on her Flick'r page…

Thursday 17 March 2011

Birds skeletons, eggs and flowers…

… a weird combination made great by Debb VanDelinder.

Beautifull scanns to discover on our site. Debb is mixing fragile elements into powerfull and appealing images. Debb plays with the feelings she provokes and with the magic of interference between opposites symbols. The end and beginning of life mixed in a strange vision… And she sure knows how to play with light and colors with a scanner…

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So please take a look at the complete page on the site and don't forget to visit her own website

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Janet Dwyer strikes again

But not too heavily, otherwise she would crash all the deicate things she scanns !!

Janet is a long time member of our site. She sent me beautiful images that I recently added to her page. I've not much more to say that : go and take a look, it's worth the few minutes. Thank you Janet for your fidelity.

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Wednesday 2 March 2011

Painting on a scanner…

We had Jaime Ruas, now we got Bex Wild.
Bex is painting on her flatbed scanner and she gets amzing results

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Now don't ask me how she proceeds. I can't explain. But Bex just sent me a step-by-step, to explain her method. So if you come back to the site in the next two weeks you certainly will get an answer.
In the mean time, enjoy the wonderfull images she shares on her page. The paintings seem alive and liquid, it's a very organic sensation, and her colors are just bursting to our eyes. You can also take a look on her personal website.

Monday 27 December 2010

New artist for late december - Stewart Nelson

The artist for this month is finally on the site.

His name : Stewart Nelson. His work is mainly based on leaves and fronds and bright colors. Stewart doesn't hesitate to alter the natural colors to arrive at the result he wants. His images are strong, simple and appealing. Hs compositions focus mostly on one main element and that gives strength to the whole picture.

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Stewart is a professional photographer living in Florida. And you can also take a look at his very graphic and interesting photographic works here.

Monday 15 November 2010

new images from long participating artists

Jaime Ruas, Mark Brown, Hercilia Lopes, Jordan Prestrot and myself added new images on our site. Take a look at them if you please. Some nice scanns amongst them. Don't hesitate, if you already have your page on the scannography site, to send me new works if you want to update that page.

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Saturday 6 November 2010

Jaime Ruas strikes back…

Jaime Ruas sent us new images created in his unique and fantastic technic.

Take a look at his page to see his Art is such a personal one and it has some magic in it. His personal universe grows with his practice of scanner painting, his mixes of types, colors, forms produces a very graphical result.

Personnaly, I'm a big fan.

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Saturday 23 October 2010

Richard Dawson, drawings with grass…

"When the market traders had left, there were discarded flowers left on the road squashed into the ground, but still beautiful. I wanted to capture this beauty and scanning was the best way to create such movement and action with a still object."

This is how Richard Dawson started scannography. This photographer and artist has since developped lots of styles by using his scanner. I let you discover them on the site. Here a few images to give you a first approach :

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Don't hesitate to go this own website where you can discover a large range of styles and works

Sunday 3 October 2010

Tamara Stoneburner: simple scanns as a gardening journal

Tamara Stoneburner is a calligrapher and illustrator, she discovered the magic of scannography recently. Tamara's work isn't the most astonishing but her pictures show what scannography can be for many amongst us : the perfect media to "pick up on intricate details of objects that are not noticed by the naked eye" Her pictures are perfect in light, sharpness and colors. She seems to see her work more like a testimony for what she sees around her, then as an artistic form of imaging. She is also one of the rare persons that scans insects and other little creatures, and, I must admit, this makes me feel less alone !!!
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Thursday 16 September 2010

Algis Kemezys and his Preraphaelite flowers…

Our new artist on scannography.org, Algis kemezys, is well-known photographer who creates scannographies since years now.He explain his work :
"I called them PreRaphaelite because they follow the "rules" of those mid-nineteenth century poets and painters. They have unconventional compositions (unlike any flower arrangements I have ever seen in photos or paintings); there are pyramidal groupings (stacking); there is of necessity more light on one side of the image than the other, causing an unnatural depiction of the subjects; and there is absolutely a great emphasis on shadow and tone to let the colours fend for themselves and work within the structure of the image."

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His images are colored in a very special way, like no other. The strange emanations coming out and slipping through the images, give a sense of weirdness and a strength to Algis's creations. If you want to know more about this artist, he gives a lot of informations on his own blog.

Monday 12 April 2010

Chad Kleitsch : papers and botanicals

Finally some new things on our site !! I'm sorry I had no time before but I had hundreds of illustrations to create in the last 5 months.

So. Here we are presenting you a formidable photographer who is now working in scannography. The works Chad Kleitsch presents us here are divided in two parts. The first is the classical scannography theme : flowers and leaves, simply presented but in a perfect way. The second theme is much more personal, in my humble opinion. Chad works with papers, scanning letters, enveloppes, receipts but with an incredible lightning which gives almost live to those papers. Chad seems to have thought a lot about his way of doing things and the result is very sensitive and emotional. Here is an extract of his statement, which I find very relevant : "For some primordial reason when a new image making process or technique is created we innocently throw nature onto its surface, as some kind of ongoing test. Perhaps looking to see if it can match our own perceptual abilities and/or move beyond it."

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I hope you like that new artist and you can also take a look at his own website here.

Sunday 22 November 2009

Scanning outside : Thomas W McDonnell

Taking pictures of the outside world with a simple scanner can seem to be a strange idea. Thomas W McDonnell got from the idea to its realisation. With incredible results


So here we are in face of the first landscapes taken directly with a scanner. I except here Jeff Mihalyo's work, who has been the only one, on our site, realizing pictures with a real depth of field.
Thomas has taken out his scanner to capture real life, moving it around while it processes, putting it on his car while driving, scanning conversations with people. The result is really amazing, opening once more new fields for scannography.


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Once again I hope you will all see his page. His work is really impressive. There is not much more to add, the pictures speak for themselves. From a personal point of view, I just want to say that I find lot of feelings in these images, a kind of sense of story-telling, a humanity that is often missing in scannographers works.
His large images have obliged me to create a special second page for him. A feature we can, maybe replace in the future. The images on the blog are less impressive so please click to see his larger works and you can also visit his Flick'r gallery.

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And leave comments please (it takes a few seconds to write down just a few words : do it !!! It's a pleasure for me and for the artists concerned…)

Tuesday 3 November 2009

Sian Aldridge and the Stratification

Our new guest on scannography.org is a young woman who discovered scanner Art a few years ago.
You can discover her images on her "artist" page.

Sian seems fascinated by movements but she also has an amazing sense of composition, colors and harmonies. Her images are pure beauty added with a non-common vision of the little things. Her last serie, "stratification" is a poetic view of what movement can create on a flatbed scanner.

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But take a look to her older images and you will discover sensible and beautiful, maybe more classical, scannographies.

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Sunday 20 September 2009

Stephanie Sierou-Aarten from Netherlands

The community continues to grow after a calm summer where I didn't do anything on the site !!

Stephanie Sierou-Aarten is a student in Art from Holland. She discovered the magic of scannography seven years ago, and this technic became a passion for her. This discovering reminds something to me, as it must for a lot amongst us.

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Take a look at her beautiful creations. She seems fascinated by colors, lights and movements. Her works are close to Jens Standke's images. She plays with glass objects that she moves on the scanner while scanning. The result is amazing as it seems to represent some outerspace creatures or images from another dimansion. Which is, in a certain way, the case, as she distorts time and space with her method !

Monday 6 July 2009

Portraits and abstractions by Elisabeth Gibouin

A young french girl, student in Visual Arts and History of Art in Angers is using a scanner to create images and projects of her own. Elisabeth produces two types of scannographies. You can now see her images on our main site, but also on this page.

The first are portraits in black and white where she tries to put emotions and to capture a kind of innerworld of the subject… The lights, contrasts and composition are superb in these images and she succeeds by transmitting emotions and characteres of the persons she scanns…

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The second type of scannographies are abstracts. Elisabeth paints abstract color compositions, then scanns them while moving them on the scanner screen-plate. She obtains images with lots of movements and waves. She uses them in projections while a dancer follows his inspiration guided by these scannnographic movements… A very interesting experiment.

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I hope you will like this new artist. Don't hesitate to give her some feedback by commenting these images.

Thursday 4 June 2009

Mac McArthur : playing with sculptures

Mac McArthur has collected sculptures from his numerous travels around the world. They are from all kind and all origins. But they all become part of his intimate creative world. He makes them his own by playing with their forms and colors on his scanner.

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Poetic, futuristic and full of emotions, his images have a kind of melancholy inside them which gives them a profound sense of humanity aside a cold feel due to the stony matter.

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Mac has done scannography for a few years now and you can discover more of his images on his gallery.
I hope you'll all appreciate this original artist…

Friday 24 April 2009

The spirit of the flowers : Roberta Bailey

Yes I know, flowers, flowers, when it comes to scannography it always comes to flowers.

But Roberta Bailey (she has her own website here), brings the subject to a new level. At least to my eyes. She plays with colors, transparencies, and lights without crashing the simplicity of the elements she presents. Her creations are just perfect. The essence of her body of work seems to be beauty, something that gets more and more lost in Contemporary Art. That's maybe why we are not looked at as artists, but as some bunch of amateurs playing with scanners !!!
Go and see these images (on scannography.org) , I think you'll be amazed too (especially if you like flowers as much as Modern Art, which I personnaly do, being open minded is important these times).
I hope she will touch a large public and so help scannography get it's way forward.

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Tuesday 24 March 2009

J. Seeley - high quality scannographies…

J. Seeley's work has been added on our site.
These are incredible images, with perfect harmonies of colors, compositions and forms… I advice everyone to take a look at them, this is technically perfect and has a very special and very own mood in it. A whole complete and personal universe…

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Wednesday 4 February 2009

Playing with light : Jens Standke

A german scannographer joined our community…

Jens Standke is experimenting lots of different ways of creating images. One of those ways is scannography. But, as for all his other artistic researches, he doesn't go the common path. As he explains "I examine the relationship of time, movement, reflections and visual perception. "
His scannogaphies are essentially a play of movement and light and the result is some strange forms, like ghosts that suddenly become very real and consistant. With a usual camera capturing light effects is something that is completely blurred. With the scanner, on the opposite, you have sharpness on each moment the light is captured. So these are unusual images and, the more, really appealing to the eyes.
Movement, light, reflection is the basis of this serie, but Jens also did some portraits that you can discover on his page on "scannography.org"

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Saturday 17 January 2009

Scanner lens driven by hand

Sergey Sorokin is a diverse artist touching all kind of medias.

His scannographys are abstract and geometrical. Far from the standards we slowly create by being a community of artists. But that's also what makes him interesting. He uses the scanner in a non-conventional way. Colorfull, presenting very repetitive motives, using often printed papers as ground material for his images, he doesn't fit completely in what we now call scannography.
Sergey takes the scanner lens out of the scanner and rambles it on the objects or things he want to interpretate. This approach is very new, I think, and certainly allows a lot of new images to appear. My regret is he stayed a bit too classic in what he showed. I suppose he will try out lots of things in the next future (why not body parts, screens, animals…). For those who are ready to try this technic I'm sure this will open new areas of creation. So, thank you Sergey, for presenting us these images and a good continuation to you.

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