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One of my passions in life is photography. I have always had a camera in my hand and a good eye for photography. Self-taught and always learning, I love to capture special moments and beautiful things in nature. Photography has always been relaxing and rewarding for me.
I also enjoy using a flatbed scanner and the digital darkroom to create visually interesting and unusual works. This technique is known as Fine Art Scanner Photography (aka. Scanography). Several years ago, I was seeking a way to capture digital images of my pressed flowers, so I laid them on the flatbed scanner and pushed the scan button. The results were intriguing, but somewhat unsatisfying. This disappointment led me to try scanning fresh-cut flowers instead. I was amazed to see that the results were quite detailed and 3-dimensional. It was like seeing nature as never before. I realized that this could be a form of art, and before I knew it, I was…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 24
  • Joined January 27, 2009

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photography, jewelry, textiles, pottery

About

One of my passions in life is photography. I have always had a camera in my hand and a good eye for photography. Self-taught and always learning, I love to capture special moments and beautiful things in nature. Photography has always been relaxing and rewarding for me.
I also enjoy using a flatbed scanner and the digital darkroom to create visually interesting and unusual works. This technique is known as Fine Art Scanner Photography (aka. Scanography). Several years ago, I was seeking a way to capture digital images of my pressed flowers, so I laid them on the flatbed scanner and pushed the scan button. The results were intriguing, but somewhat unsatisfying. This disappointment led me to try scanning fresh-cut flowers instead. I was amazed to see that the results were quite detailed and 3-dimensional. It was like seeing nature as never before. I realized that this could be a form of art, and before I knew it, I was scanning various other plants and some inanimate objects, such as marbles and birch bark. Each final product takes hours to create. It starts with the search for creative subjects and the arrangement. Because the images are captured from underneath, it usually requires some repositioning, rescanning and scanner bed cleaning. The final and most time-consuming step requires touching up in the digital darkroom to remove dust, pollen and sometimes even tiny insects to clean up the background. The outcome of every scan can be impacted not just by the overall composition of the arrangement, but also the background, the depth of the objects, and intentional object movement across the scan head. Luckily the creative process is highlighted with delightful moments of serendipity.
It's inspiring to see how other artists have used flatbed scanners to create art. The lure of the possibilities continues to engage me in the arts of both photography and scanography with passion.

© LUCY PELTIER PHOTOGRAPHY All images in this shop are the property of Lucy Peltier. They are protected by US and International copyright laws and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Lucy Peltier.

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