discarded - scans
I found an old scanner in the recycling dumpster... inspiring! ... read more...
I had this idea, to experiment with scanning and to play with the possibilities in photography, using this tool.
I decided to keep an eye out for a trashed scanner.
And it didn’t take long, and only one stop at a recycling station in the village, to find not just one discarded scanner.
I took two “Brother”s home – both worked fine. I kept the one with the higher dpi performance.
Now, with the perfect “trashed” equipment, what could be better than scanning “trash”. I felt free to use this machine without any restrictions. It had been trashed after all, and I had given it a new and exciting new purpose. Free style.
What is trash? It’s a matter of perspective, I suppose.
My first scan object was a banana peel. I tried different settings – open or closed – and the results kept on improving.
I decided to create a collection of scanned trash – starting with the flying banana peel.
I find beauty in the discarded, rejected and unworthy. Or is it?