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*Personal, *Portrait, *Scanography

This was a project titled “Body and Space” a lot of artists such as painters, photographers, illustrators, designers etc… participated and it was exposed several months here in Galicia around 2010 I think.

The central theme was like the title said, so the work needed to reflect these motifs and fit with the overall aesthetics and quality demanded for the participation.

Early idea focused on the work of Mary Shelley´s Frankenstein but the main thought was to reflect from a personal perspective how the mass culture, that great symbolic space procreator of the world around us and how it drowns out the freedom of the body, I say drowning because it works based on the homogenization and standardization of lifestyles that, like it or not, we live and we endure. It occurs ultimately an non conflictual assimilation by the majority of the individuals. In short words individuality is no longer possible. I consider the man as a body that is drowning within the whole of which he is forming a part of…

I used an 9 or 10 year old scanner an CanoScan lide 20 here some example of the Scanography:

Scanography (also spelled scannography), more commonly referred to as scanner photography, is the process of capturing digitized images of objects for the purpose of creating printable art using a flatbed “photo” scanner with a CCD (charge-coupled device) array capturing device. Fine art scanography differs from traditional document scanning by using atypical objects, often three-dimensional, as well as from photography, due to the nature of the scanner’s operation.


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Founder of Lichtbild & Head of his own strange world / Vintage Enthusiast / Photographer / Graphic Designer /Typography "lover" / Book Collector / Spanish+German Mix / Lives in Coruña / Sometimes heads back home & Sleeps. /*

7 thoughts on “Scanography”

  1. I would have liked to see this IRL; it is really interesting and evocative. During the 80’s, I used a lot of Xerox copying for my images, this reminds me of it. What was the size of the pictures exhibited, were they big? Did you do a lot of editing afterwards?

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