Making negatives – another form of image capture

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.

Strips of wood texture and dust used to scan to trial.
Strips of wood texture and dust used to scan to trial.

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.

Scan from tape negative sampling wood texture
Scan from tape negative sampling wood texture
Scan from tape negative sampling wood texture
Scan from tape negative sampling wood texture
Scan from tape negative sampling wood texture
Scan from tape negative sampling wood texture

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.

PVA Glue on acetate photographed on black background
PVA Glue on acetate photographed on black background

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.

A glue drawing scanned in a negative scanner
A glue drawing scanned in a negative scanner
Layered scans from an acetate sheet of glue drawings
Layered scans from an acetate sheet of glue drawings
Layered scans from an acetate sheet of glue drawings
Layered scans from an acetate sheet of glue drawings
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