The Scan.it exhibition will feature images made using scanners as a creative alternative to photography. The works shown will all be straight from the scanner, no Photoshop, no crops.
The work I will be showing at Scan.it is Black Dog, an image created using a rudimentary homemade scanner camera.
An image that at first glance seems further removed from reality than the straight forward photograph.
John Berger said “What makes photography a strange invention is that it primary raw materials are light and time”
Perhaps a scan uses time and light more honestly than a modern digital photograph, and therefore is a truer reality?