Tuesday 17 May 2011
By Chris on Tuesday 17 May 2011, 17:59
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
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
By Chris on Thursday 17 March 2011, 13:31
… a weird combination made great by Debb
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…
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
By Chris on Wednesday 16 March 2011, 15:55
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.
Wednesday 2 March 2011
By Chris on Wednesday 2 March 2011, 18:51
We had Jaime Ruas, now we
Bex is painting on her flatbed scanner and she gets
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
By Chris on Monday 27 December 2010, 10:51
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
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
By Chris on Monday 15 November 2010, 12:08
Brown, Hercilia Lopes,
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.
Saturday 6 November 2010
By Chris on Saturday 6 November 2010, 08:44
Jaime Ruas sent us new images created in his unique and fantastic
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.
Saturday 23 October 2010
By Chris on Saturday 23 October 2010, 12:12
"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
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 :
Don't hesitate to go this own
website where you can discover a large range of styles and works
Sunday 3 October 2010
By Chris on Sunday 3 October 2010, 19:57
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
Thursday 16 September 2010
By Chris on Thursday 16 September 2010, 18:05
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."
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
By Chris on Monday 12 April 2010, 09:14
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
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."
“Letter from Camp”
Flower nonsense receipt
I hope you like that new artist and you can also take a look at his own website here.
Sunday 22 November 2009
By Chris on Sunday 22 November 2009, 11:58
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
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
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
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
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
By Chris on Tuesday 3 November 2009, 08:48
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"
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.
But take a look to her older images and you will discover sensible and
beautiful, maybe more classical, scannographies.
Sunday 20 September 2009
By Chris on Sunday 20 September 2009, 13:25
The community continues to grow after a calm summer where I didn't
do anything on the site !!
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.
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
By Chris on Monday 6 July 2009, 08:08
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…
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.
I hope you will like this new artist. Don't hesitate to give her some
feedback by commenting these images.
Thursday 4 June 2009
By Chris on Thursday 4 June 2009, 07:36
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.
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.
Mac has done scannography for a few years now and you can discover more of
his images on his
I hope you'll all appreciate this original artist…
Friday 24 April 2009
By Chris on Friday 24 April 2009, 16:33
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
Tuesday 24 March 2009
By Chris on Tuesday 24 March 2009, 20:23
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
Wednesday 4 February 2009
By Chris on Wednesday 4 February 2009, 20:49
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
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"
Saturday 17 January 2009
By Chris on Saturday 17 January 2009, 15:28
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
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.