I'm Ayuschka. And I'd like to share with you every eccentric art I saw or even those a little bit odd, photo, design... I'll try to put as much information here as I find interesting, but always add a link to its original site.

art of scanography - Imagination is more important than knowledge! Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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Is Scanner Photography Really Photography?
A scanner photography discussion in one of the photography forums stirred up quite an argument. The subject was Using the Scanner as a Camera. I was amazed at the intensity of opinions. "This is not photography!" . . . "It can't be, there is no camera" . . . "This is cheating" . . . "The scanner isn't a camera."

Technology builds upon itself. The original processes change and are often replaced with new technologies. Does it change the thing itself?

My very first camera was a Brownie, today I have a Canon PowerShot digital camera. However, I also use my Epson 3170 scanner!

For me there is no argument.

www.SCPHOTO.com - is a school curriculum for photography and it says:
" . . . two ancient Greek words: photo, for "light," and graph, for "drawing." "Drawing with light" is a way of describing photography. When a photograph is made, light or some other form of radiant energy, such as X rays, is used to record a picture of an object or scene on a light-sensitive surface. " No mention of camera there.

Now, note "Most" in The Free Dictionary at http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com:

"A photograph (often shortened to photo) is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic imager such as a CCD or a CMOS chip. Most photographs are created using a camera . . ."
As professional photographer Vincent de Groot said:
". . . it is time to stop with the argumentations. After all who cares, how to call the technique . . . it is fun, creative and results can be stunning if the right technique is applied."
A Little History

How Did Scanner Photography Start?
My scanner photography research did not establish any one person as the 'first' to create scanner photography. In many of the bios I read, artists claim to have found it by accident. This seems quite believable. The process is very basic and even a non-techie (like me) could easily come across the possibilities. Perhaps someone just forgot to close the flatbed scanner lid, and had an interesting result.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
About the Flatbed Scanner Inventor

When Ray Kurzweil was developing the flatbed scanner, I doubt designing a method to create a new art form was his goal. However, he very well may have predicted the very same! Kurzweil is recognized as one of the most exciting 'futurist' of our day.

"Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and "the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS included Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along with other inventors of the past two centuries." - A quote from: About Ray Kurzweil

Had enough of this serious stuff?

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