WHAT ABOUT SCANOGRAPHY?
also called: scannography - scanner photography -scanner art
"Scanner photography of flowers is a way to explore the beauty and detail of the natural world in a new and creative way. Each scan I produce is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of flowers. "
Scanography is a form of photography that uses a flatbed scanner as a camera.
The scanner captures a digital image of an object or a still life set-up, often including everyday items, natural materials, or found objects. Scanography artists use the flatbed scanner to create unique images that usually have a dreamy, abstract quality.
By controlling the lighting and manipulating the focus, they can create textures and details that are not visible to the naked eye. Scanography is a unique form of art that combines traditional still-life photography with the digital world to create images that are both recognizable and otherworldly.
The possibilities with scanography are infinite.
Scanographers especially love the playful and experimental approach to capturing the beauty of nature, with the scanning of plants, flowers, and small objects found on the ground.
What makes scanography so special?
For starters, it's just plain fun! The precision required in preparing the scanner glass is akin to the excitement of a darkroom, but with the added bonus of a quick and satisfying result, just like with a Polaroid. And let's not forget the thrill of seeing your image materialize on the computer screen, with the mechanical hum of the scanner adding to the excitement 💻🌞
"Flowers have always been a popular subject for still life photographers, but scanner photography takes it to a whole new level. By using a scanner, I can capture the delicate details and textures of the flowers that are not visible to the naked eye. The images I create can range from realistic to abstract, depending on the way I choose to adjust the lighting"
Marzia embarked on a Cosmic Journey with The Spaceship Project! 🛸✨
She discovered the alchemical magic of transforming terrestrial elements 🌻🍃 into stunning two-dimensional images. Her fascination with the geometry of plants and bodies on earth, captured in exquisite detail by a scanner, inspired her to merge two empirical disciplines: the observation of celestial phenomena and the observation of terrestrial bodies.
Why limit our understanding of the sky to only what we see above? The hermetic principle of correspondence states that "As above, so below; as below, so above." The observation of terrestrial material is a way to better understand the cosmos.
"The perfection of geometry and symmetry found in plant patterns, such as leaves, petals, and stems, can be visually pleasing and soothing to the mind. When we take time to appreciate the intricate beauty of nature, we can experience a rise in consciousness and a deeper sense of connection with the world around us.