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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 28 June 2014

Olga Guerra plays with strange moods

Our new fellow artist on our main site presents very strange composition. She seems to like subtle moods that gives a kind of thrill to the viewer. Playing with toys and plastic objects, she composes pictures that seem to be innocent, but what is behind all this ? Take a look and make your own opinion on Olga's new page.

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Sunday 2 March 2014

Chad Kleitsch on Copyright Alliance's Podcast

One of our fellow artists is presented on Copyright Alliance's Podcasts (click here to visualize the interview in iTunes). Chad Kleitsch is amongst us since 4 years and his work is getting forward as a photographer and as a scannographer. In this video interview he explains what creating an image means for him. A really interesting interview, profound, sensitive and full of beauty…

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Wednesday 21 November 2012

Back on the board with Mary-Jo Fulton

We are still alive ! I was much too busy in the last months but scannography;org is stll alive (and kicking ?!) Today I present you Marie-Jo Fulton. She plays with portraits and hands and creates superb images. I hope you will take a look at them.


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As I'm very busy these days I would appreciate if any amongst the readers of the blog wants to publish on it. It's easy : just send me your text and images through email, I'll do the rest

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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Sunday 26 June 2011

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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

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.

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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Thursday 18 December 2008

Nature enhanced : Marty Klein's visions

Marty Klein presents some of his works on our main site.

Marty is, in a way, a newcomer to scannography. But he is a longtime lover of Nature. Photographer of wildlife and flowers since always, he passed to scannography in 2006, discovering the richness of details and subtilities of this technic. He now shares the result with all of us. Playing with textures, matters and sharpness to bring us to view the details of what surrounds us.

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Go also see Marty's main site, rich of images of all styles

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."
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Sunday 12 October 2008

John Greschak : viewing the invisible with scannography

The new artist on our site, John Greschak, has a very particular approach to scannography.
For him this is a technique to approach the invisible. Here is a part of his explanation from his own site :
When I look at close-up scans that I have taken of glass marbles, I see beings. Some are human-like; others are not. Sometimes they are alone. In other cases, they are in groups within a scene like one would see in a photograph. Occasionally, I see isolated inanimate objects as well (e.g. a bottle or an automobile). Some beings and scenes appear to be from the past; others are futuristic. These beings and objects are of various sizes. Usually, they are overlapping and transparent. Images that I have cropped from these scans admit different interpretations, like an optical illusion. They can be extremely complex. I enjoy looking at these images. I find them to be very interesting; fascinating.

These things that I see within images of glass marbles are inconspicuous, especially under normal viewing conditions. In order to see them more clearly, I use special techniques. My primary objective in writing this article is to describe my methods so you might derive as much pleasure from these images as I do. At the same time, I would like to provide detailed information for investigators who seek to explain the nature of the phenomenon considered here.

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I let everyone judge his visions and Art. For my part I just see here a complete and coherent universe. It's not each image alone that is interesting, it's the whole concept that has to be taken in consideration. Nothing to do with what John sees (or thinks he sees) in his glass marble, you believe it or not (I don't, this is, for me, like the Rorschach's tests : everyone sees in them what he needs or wants to see), but you can't stay untouched by the coherence and strange strength that comes out of the whole.

I hope this very special artist will make you react and leave some comments here…

Monday 29 September 2008

Flowers, vegetables and humor

The second artist of september is named Al Gabor, a development research analyst.

His passion for gardening and photography has lead him to scannography. This seems to be a very common way amongst us, scannographers ! Al Gabor plays with colors and forms but also with humor and sensuality !
A classic scannographer but his images are beautiful and a pleasure for the eyes ! You can discover more of these on his own site.

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Saturday 30 August 2008

Wikipedia - finally a good result

Thanks to Scot Alexander, the scannography page on Wikipedia looks great now !

Finally we arrive on a consistent page. This is an encyclopedical article, well structured, with references, and keeping a minimum external links. Scot Alexander rewrote the whole article based on Patri's first researches and thanks to her help in searching bibliographical sources. Scot Alexander added a lot of elements and enriched the whole.

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The only thing missing now, in my opinion, are some good examples of images.
To add such images, they have to be added in Wikipedia's Creative Commons. That means that you allow anybody to use this image you uploaded there, without having to pay any rights to you. You remain the author but allow the image to be reused in any possible manner. So if some amongst you are ready to do so, I think that would help improve the article. Scot added one of my images I gave out there. I'm now working on a french translation of Scot's article…

Thursday 28 August 2008

30th artist on scannography.org : Rosalynn Stovall

A young talented artist from Mississipi joined us : Rosalynn Stovall.

You can discover her on her own blog and see that she is already an accomplished and versatile artist touching collage, drawing, scannography and writing.
A wonderfull eye, superb and nervous pencil touch, great imagination, she is touching every possible fields and seems to have no limits to express herself. I wish her a lot of success.

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