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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.

Wednesday 28 December 2011

papers… by Izalia Roncallo

The last artist of the year is young artist scanning paper pieces to create some kind of abstract patterns.

You have to discover her works on our page devoted to her. It's real all about composing, playing with colors, transparency and light. It's perfectly mastered and a pleasure for the eyes. Her creations are as close to abstract paintings (like Klee or Mondrian) as to scannography. But that's what makes our art so interesting : it has no limits except imagination…

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Saturday 29 October 2011

The animated Lil Ashton

Our new artist from London is a young lady who will surprise you…
Animating her scanns and playing with her painted portraits, that's what Lil Ashton is dealing with.

And the results are surprising. Not only are this portraits intriguing but they also move you as they move themselves. These are like cries from outside world or inner feelings. In the same time there is a lot of humor and fun in those images.

The best way to understand what I mean is to check on her page

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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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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 14 September 2011

A french artist presents moody scanns

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Our september artist is a french painter, photographer, musician AND scannographer : Jean-Louis Aubert.

His work is full of spirit, mood and strange ambiances. This artist is a complete talented one, managing various medias, he mixes his talents as well as his images.

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The scanns he presentes us areof two kinds: raw scanns where he shows some natural and weird beauties, and, on the other hand, worked out montages he does from the initial raw scanns. It's strange how some of them don't look as scanns anymore. Jean-Louis has pushed the possibilities a bit further and this is one more good thing… You can also see more of his works on his own site.

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Sunday 21 August 2011

Marsha Tudor's workflow

[Marsha|http://www.scannography.org/artists/Tudor-Marsha.html is participating on our site since a long time (well not that long as I created the site in april 2008).

She is now proposing a page where she explains her way of working. She gives lots of details, so this is an interesting page for newcomers to our media. It is also interesting as it allows to compare our own technics with hers. Don't miss it…

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Tuesday 16 August 2011

Two new artists on our site

I had not much time in the last weeks but here we go again… I have to present you 2 new artists : one for july and one for august. A great summer in a way.

Werner Abel, for july, is a german artist who is fascinated by the possibilities of the flatbed scanner. He is presently publishing the first german book about scannography at Nardelli publishing.

Luis Castelo, for august, is a spanish artist who teaches photography at the Fine Arts University in Madrid. His images are like nothing comparable, between scientific views and graphic design.

Please leave comments about these two interesting guys…

Werner Abel :

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Luis Castelo

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You can discover more of Luis's creations on his own site here

Sunday 26 June 2011

How many amongst us have managed to find a publisher ?

After a chat with Patri, I was just wondering if publishers, somewhere in this amazing world have had the courage to publish a book about scannography. I see that sometimes books use scannography for their image content (more and more when flowers or plants are concerned). I also see that sometimes books about new technics of capturing images or processing images, have a chapter that gives a place to our technic. But how many books are now devoted to scannography.
Being in France, I may miss lots of things that happen in the rest of the world, so if you can share your knowledge.
By the way, we have a page called "bibliography" on the site and it may need an update.

So please send me whatever book you know that is a real scannography book…

Robert Fleming: scannography like fairy tales

Our new artist is someone who must like fairy tales…


…and nature of course like most of us do, I'm pretty sure. Robert Fleming works out backgrounds for his scanns and gives them a very special mood. One can just imagine trolls or elfes appearing in some part of the images. Superb color arrangements, great depth of fields and wonderfull compositions make of his images, something classical in a way, yet very unique.
And looking at his images, I can also imagine (easily) that he must like fishing, but that may be another story…

And you may discover it on his own site

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Wednesday 1 June 2011

Large ouside scanns by Thomas McDonnel

One more info for this week. First thanks to everyone who gave me some news. Thomas sent me 3 new images. I think they are exceptionnal. I can't show them here : they would be too much reduced. So please take a look at them here, it's worth the click and much more.

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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Tuesday 31 May 2011

Reflection from Lucy Peltier

For this month I want to present you Lucy Peltier. She is playing with very simple yet attractive compositions with marbles and leaves. I hope you like the quality of her images and the abstract movements she introduces…

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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 31 January 2011

New artist for the new year !!

It's quite time that I let you know we have a new artist from Mexico amongst us. His name : Matus.

I think he will surprize some amongst us.

We already had some interesting artists doing portraits (talking of that Liz Atkins just changed her biography). But Matus is more in body capture then just portrait. In fact the way he scanns people gives a very special approach to those people so portraited, he reveals their body but also something more. Of course there is something very erotic in his images, but it's not vulgar at all. It's more intimacy that Matus seems to search in his compositions. And these compositions give weight to his very own work. We hope to see more soon…

Anyway here is one image I hope it gives you the need to reach for more on our main website.


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Sunday 2 January 2011

A happy New Scanning Year

All the best to everyone taking a look on these pages

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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.

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