The Art of Scan Art

As of a few days ago, I had no idea what scan art, or scanography, was. It sounded as though it was some sort of doctor’s equipment, but I learned that it is a type of photography that uses a printer and it’s scanner. By placing objects on your scanner and simply scanning to your computer, you can create a whole new kind of art.

Here are a few images I made recently while trying it out. This first one is with strips of white paper that I changed the color of in post editing.

Scan Art

Here’s another one with sprinkles and bubble wrap.

Scan Art

It was so interesting to create these images. I really had to think backwards, what it would look like from below. I’m excited to try some new scan art ideas soon.

To learn more about scan art click hereĀ