I’ve done pinhole and camera obscura, but scanography is a new form of cameraless photography for me. Using flatbed scanners are used to manipulate existing photos and distort and flatten 3D objects. Of course, you cannot help but to experiment with a self-portrait with this method! Photography See-ming Lee is doing just that seen here.
AS220 Media Arts key member Lindsey Beal showed me an example of creating an abstract image with flatbed scanners. I love it, and plan on taking my USB-powered scanner outdoors and see what I can conjure up. Lindsey teaches both darkroom and digital media workshops at AS220 Media Arts. Her next class is on Scanner photography, Tuesday June 19. Let me know if you’d like to attend!