Friday, September 17, 2010

I have recently discovered scanography. It's a bit on the side of ridiculous, sticking things on your scanner and calling it "art," but I kind of love it. Something about the eerie colors and odd focus makes the resulting images look deliciously macabre, even if a lot of it is people just mushing their faces against the glass like our mothers did with their bottoms in the 80s when no one else was in the copy room.

Timur Akhmetov and Yulia Yukashova, of Russia, started a project called Face Your Pockets where, basically, you empty your pockets and/or purse onto the scanner, put your face in there, and hit Scan. Between the voyerism involved into looking into people's bags and the often corpse-like face peeking out from behind the out from behind the scattering of treasures, I found myself enthralled by the project and ended up submitting my own picture.

You can view the collection of images, as well as submit your own, at There are also a few scanography groups on Flickr, like SCAN and one day in pandora box.

Here's mine, which seems to have turned out to be a bit of a testament to my immaturity. I won those little rubber fishes at Chuck E. Cheeses the other day.

If you make your own, let me know so I can check it out!


jessica said...

I recognize that fabric. :D

That is pretty neat. I want to try it now.

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend says your page has watery pandas. I can't find them

Plum said...

Hmm... There are several pandas, but the only watery one is on the left side of the screen. Your computer has to be set to fairly high resolution to see it though.

Kate Weber said...

That is so fun! I need to buy me a scanner! :D I love that picture!

Paige said...

that is effing awesome!

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