Scanning is another method of image capture, or at least it could be seen as potentially more than the act of transferring analogue information to negative information. There is a possibility of a kind of double capture. Firstly the capture of particles or dust or fragments onto a sticky surface and then mounting that as a slide or a negative to fit a 35mm format, which can then be scanned in a second image capture.
In a previous post, first experiments in this created milky way effects. Sellotape used on wood surfaces and apparently cleaner places, took up finer particles and more elaborate textures.
Now a new way of doing this – essentially a drawing with glue onto acetate creates another semi transparent film that can be scanned like a film.
The result is a kind of beautiful hazy smoke, 3d, but semi transparent, like sinews or bones, beguiling and beautiful when layered up in photoshop.