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Friday 25 September 2015

Elle Hoverkamp in the magazines

It's always good news to see scannography in the medias. Elle Hoverkamp is not (until now) participating on our site, but she is practicing scannography since the early years.

Recently magazines took interest in her work and some even took some to create fabulous covers.
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Take a look on Ellen's website, it's always interesting.

Saturday 24 August 2013

Scannography on Facebook

I finally created a page on Facebook. There is nothing on it for the moment but I hope it may be easier to publish there that here on the blog. So I invite you all to share your news there, it's open to everyone and I hope it will be appreciated.
Here is the link to it, share it ! use it !

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By the way if you want to be kept informed of all activities here and on the site, please write me an email and I add you to my contacts.

Sunday 15 January 2012

A new book in english ?

That is the project Mitos tries to put together.

Trying to create a book about scannography is what we all want to see happen.
Here is an opportunity to see this happen: Mitos, in Santa Maria, California, is tryng to found the energy, money and good wills to create it. So this is an appeal to everyone interested.
Just go to this link and read how this works and how you can join in.

I hope Mitos will find the people and the help she needs.

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Wednesday 4 January 2012

Werner Abel's book

It's a superb object with a perfect layout and wonderful images.

Finally the book has passed frontiers. And it's worth having it in hand. Werner did a great job trying to explain what scannography is and how to practice it. Well the book is in german but it's worth having it in hand because it shows on paper what we all knew: the quality of the images.

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The publisher added a few artists (jeff Mihalyo, Patri Feher, Jaime Ruas, Hercilia Lopes and more) at the end of the book to give a larger view and opening to the world of Scan-Art. For those interested you can order the book here. It's really worth the price. And it needs support.

Saturday 22 October 2011

some infos about the scannography site

After 3 and 1/2 years, I just wanted t sya that, without any adds, any help from outside, no great contacts, this site's frequentation increases regularly.

This is thanks to all of you.
With your works with your links with your inspiration you all made this possible.

I wanted to share a few numbers: • We are more then 60 artists presenting their works • We have now an average of 100 visits every day on the site • That makes more then 55000 visits since the start • With on average time spend on the site between 3-4 minutes (and that's a lot considering some just pass a few seconds)

A few screen capture from Analytics:

The statistics from last month (in french, I'm sorry)

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The statistics since the start Snapz030.jpg

Friday 16 September 2011

The first book about scannography

Nardelli Verlag publishes the first book completely devoted to the technic of scannography. And to the Art of Werner Abel.

You discovered Werner's work two months ago on scannography.org. You can now discover it in this book. It's in german but the images are universal !
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Really, this book ist not to flip, but to swing open - like a scanner or laptop. Read this book and you never will see the nature as before. You will explore the nature in a completely new way. Enjoy it! While walking with his dog through the nature, the author, the German artist, Werner Abel, reflected on itself by collecting all what he found in fauna and flora: flowers, blossoms, leaves, grains, fruits, vegetables. Arrived at home, he scanned the found pieces with a customary flatbed-scanner.

The results have been very surprisingly and fascinating. Abel was deeply impressed. He suddenly could see details which he never have seen before and which the human eye commonly does not register. Depth of focus, quasi 3-D, from the middle to the edge. No Digicam can do this…

Reading this book, regarding the wonderful subjects captured by the scanner you can explore the beauty of the nature in a wondersome matter. Enjoy totally new insights into the nature, look inside the flowers, leaves and things. Explore details as close-up which you just have let uncared heretofore. This book facilitates a new way of looking closely. Hints to arrange your found pieces on the scanner included. Extra-Service: Scanartists from all over the world are presenting their most beautiful, impressive and stunning subjects. What a book – surprisingly, precious, different.

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You can go on the Nardelli website to learn more.

Wednesday 1 June 2011

A site from Ankara

A strange site I received infos about.

"This is Serkan Isin, i am the editor of www.poetikhars.com and subsites that are dedicated to visual poetry scene since 2005. We are following your site with interest and like you to know about ourexperiments about scanner and visual poetry, you can visit www.poetikhars.com/camera."

Of course I can't read the pages from this site because I don't read turkish. Sorry about it but well… I know some amongst you can. But the page with the images shows some nice black and white researches. Maybe that can give ideas to some of you. Lots of things and I don't know what part the scanner exactly takes in them. But I wanted to share.

Make comments if you have infos.

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Friday 8 October 2010

Jens Standke's scann-sculpture

Jens Standke came to our site last year, working with lights and movements.

He gave me some news. This is not "scannography" as we define it anymore but it stays in connection with scanners so I thought I give you the info as I find he today's work really interesting.

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Jens worked with a scanner to capture his own movemet that he then transformed in sculpture : "The experience is: By moving our body we are taking more space and another time as normally ascribed.". So movement and scanner stay in his body of work and it's good to see a concrete result of this thinking and working.

If you want to see more photos click here : "Photos"

You can also check the video of his "making-of" here: "Video"

Monday 20 September 2010

Photoshop User - an issue that talks about scannography

PhotoshopUser is THE Photoshop "HowTo" magazine. The september 2010 issue contains 8 pages about scannography.

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I'm very glad that Linda Zacks, Clare Nicholas and myself were invited to talk about our way of using a scanner. Here is how this featured pages are presented : "How many of you out there have a scanner sitting on your desk? (That’s exactly what we thought.) So when’s the last time you used that scanner? Well, if you’re anything like the following three artists, then you answered, “I’m using it right now.’’ A lot of people will tell you that scanners are for digitizing photographs and slides, but that’s only partof the story. Scanners have the capability to capture just about everything around you — one man’s trash could be that one element that’s missing from your next assignment. Throw in some paint, sandpaper, crayons, paper and other art supplies, and you’ll be creating unique and awe-inspiring illustrations and designs in no time."
Clare Nicholas talks more of flat objects that can be used in a recomposed image, Linda Zacks scanns about everything and reuses these elements in her creations. I explain how I compose my own images. PhotoshopUser is a great magazine that gives lots of tips and tricks, it is only available for members of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).
If you go to the website of the NAPP, you can even ask for a free issue…


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Friday 3 September 2010

Exhibition with Chad Kleitsch in LA

Here is the message I received from Chad :

''I'm Included in a group show at a great photo gallery out in LA , opening next Thursday the 9th at 6pm. Sadly I will be unable to attend due to a very bad case of poverty. But please attend and give me some buzzy-ness, bring friends or even enemies. Its new work ( 3 large pieces and 15 portfolio prints to browse) Ive been doing with "scanography" and old paper documents. Best Chad''

Stephen Cohen Gallery 7358 Beverly Boulevard • Los Angeles CA 90036

Gallery hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 323.937.5525 phone

Here are two of the pieces he exposes. I also join the transation of the Emily Dickinson letter, Chad sent me. Love letter Emily Dickinson Letter to Benjerman Kimball

"To take the hand of my friend's friend, even apparitionally, is a hallowed pleasure. I think you told me you weree his kinsman. I was only his friend-and yet cannot yet believe the "his part in all the pomp that fills the circut of the Southern Hills, is that his grave is green". His last words on his last note were" a caller comes". I infer it to be Eternity, as he never returned.

Yourtaask must be a fervent one- often one of pain.

end of page one

page 2

Oh Death, where is thy Chancellor? On my way to my sleep, last night, I paused at the Portrait. Had I not loved it, I had feared it, the face had such ascension.

Are even as thyself, For what are stars but asterisks, To point a human life?

Thank you for the nobleness, and for the earnest note- but all are friends, upon a spar.

Gratefully ,E. Dickenson

Friday 5 March 2010

A video made completely in scannography

Diane Kaye made me discover this nice, well rythmed and funny clip. Melting all kind of scannographic images. You can watch it here Created by Damon Stea of Mindfruit Studios made Memoirs of a Scanner with Cassandra Chowdhury and Zack DeZon.“The shoot probably took around six hours of pure, unadulterated face-to-the-scanner animating, followed by pickup shots of all the papers and transitions,” Stea said. “Editing was pretty quick as well — it was a remarkably simple process to actually complete.”

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I hope they will produce others…

Sunday 12 April 2009

A group of scannographers : redbubble - scantastic

Redbubble is a site where everyone can exhibit Art, Design and Photography for free.
A group has been formed there called "Scantastic - Scanned images" by Jared D. White.

Jared recently contacted me to tell me about this group. It's an interesting site, where you can find a lot of great images and artists. Some of them are also on our site (hello Marsha). The site is easy to use and nicely done and contains interesting eatures. Go and see some new images there. I also hope some of these scannographers will take a look on our own projects and maybe join in…

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Friday 13 March 2009

Liz Atkin with a dance exhibition

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Liz Atkin, one of our great scannographers, is participating on a Dance show… She will be exhibiting art work for Independant Dance at Siobhan Davies Studios in London on 18 and 19 April with other dance artists
From what I saw from Liz's work, this must be an interesting venue. I recommend it for those of you who are close from London…
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For those who want more infos, take a look here. You will have to search a bit, but It's worth it I think…

Wednesday 21 January 2009

Face your pocket

An interesting site where you can send a scannography of your face and everything you have in your pockets.

The idea of Pierre Jarlan for a common exhibition still exists on the web ! Almost 240 people have participate. It's a real great idea because you can read social, sexual, geographical differences on all these scanns. Thangs to Angely Pamela Chi who gave me this address, it's a nice one.

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Here also the technical recommandations. I wish some of you will participate, it's fun and it's a successfull site. This can only be helpfull for scannography in general.
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Wednesday 7 January 2009

Happy New Year

I wish a merry Christmas to all scannographers throughout the world and to everyone else also, by the way !!! I would like that this community develops and that we, all together, because union makes force, reach some of our goals this year.

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Wednesday 10 December 2008

Patri Feher's new site : rich and interesting

Patri presents a new site full of new scanns, technics and informations.
Patri's site remains one of the most important sites for what concerns scannography. She still has links to DigitalArt gallery, where she gives classes.

Here are some of Patri's new scanns :

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I hope you will all take a look and give her your impressions.

Saturday 29 November 2008

Josie Iselin is publishing some scannography books…

Here are some recent news from Josie :
"The pumpkins have been carved, the seeds roasted, we are deep into November and starting to think about sweet potatoes and cranberries.  A recent meander through the conceptually and materially impeccable sculptures of Martin Puryear at SFMOMA was as peaceful and awe striking as my wander on the beach a couple of days later. Thousands of sand dollars sat whole at the tides edge, their five-fold etched petaloids staring up from the sand.  Form, in both instances, at a wondrous apex.  A few events are coming up to celebrate the books, and to provide a sneak preview of the next project: a book of beach treasure. I look forward to seeing many of you.   Saturday, December 6 10am - 6pm:    Kitchen Table Studio's Holiday Fair    St.Teresa's, 19th & Connecticut,  Potrero Hill, SF.  A fun, seasonal and neighborly group of artists selling their wares and sharing sumptuous snacks.  I will be selling all four books and will have prints for sale.  Please stop by. Heart Stones makes a great stocking stuffer and bring one of the other books to every holiday party! Wednesday, December 10, 12:30 pm:  California Academy of Sciences Talk and book signing with Sandy Carlson and scientists from the museum. Come celebrate the Seashells collaboration with the Academy at the new location in Golden Gate Park.  Forthcoming information will be up on their site. Visuals Unlimited, a stock photo agency specializing in science, has many of the images from my books. Please let any textbook editors or magazine photo directors know. Their new website will be up in December."
Cover.jpgheart-stones-Iselin.jpg You can find more informations on Josie's own site.

Tuesday 4 November 2008

The scannography list

Patri Feher just reviewed the list of Master Directory of Scanography.

I added the list to download on the scannography site (on the left of the page, under the buttons). It is a very complete list of artists Patri has compiled through the years. Not only has she searched for most artists using this technic but she also listed Flick'r groups, forums, tutorials and more…

So if you searched for infos about scannography, this is a must-have !!

Wednesday 1 October 2008

A new writer on our blog

Do I need to present Jeff Mihalyo ?

He is already the writer of an excellent technical page on the main site. And I have presented his work here on the blog.

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One of Jeff's scann
Incredible technician, but also wonderful artist, Jeff isn't only a great and original scannographer, he is also a painter and illustrator carrying a magic and poetic world in his perfect images. Go and see his personal website, it really deserves a few minutes to dive in a complete new universe.

Here are two examples of his Art:

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Sunday 20 July 2008

the scannotique : a scannography boutique !

I want to propose images in medium resolution to give for free to any person visiting the page on the main site. This section will open end of the week…

For the moment I have only put scanns of my own. But if you are willing to share some, I would be glad to add them. I hope until thursday we have more then just mine !! ;-)

I think these images have to be rather neutral as they could be used as backgrounds or to create new compositions. Let me know what you think of this, please comment…

Here are two examples of tiles
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And an example of image
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