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Scanography


Scanography is the process of taking photographs with a scanner - yes, a simple, lo-fi scanner. Rather than being sceptical, I was stunned that this is a thing and I didn't know about it. I didn't think I'd love it as much as I did, and we learned so many techniques on how to manipulate our images; this included dragging images across the screen, experimenting with depth-of-field using small objects, and even using a home-made box camera (made from cardboard and a magnifying glass) to take photos of our surroundings. Here are a few I

was quite happy with and have used in my final projects.

My father first migrated from Trinidad to Calgary, Alberta around 1965...

He drove all over the place and loved every car he owned...

My grandfather was a farmer from a small town in Kostelany, Czechoslovakia. He was also a dancer and sewed and stitched all of his own costumes..

My mother visited Kostelany once in her early twenties. I hardly recognise her...

Nor myself, for that matter. It's amazing how far apart one generation can take you...

Here are a few more photos. Some include those of my great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. I'm forever amazed at how close, and yet so far away I am from uncovering and discovering my own identity...

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