From time to time we find a photographer who is doing something very interesting or totally unique and Janet Dwyer is one. A fine art photographer from British Columbia, Janet has been doing ‘Scanography’ for years, creating a unique body of work that has gained her widespread recognition.
When I first heard the term ‘Scanography’ I, like many, thought “what?” In simple terms, Scanography is creating images using a scanner instead of a camera. Sounds cool! I gotta know more, so I contacted Janet and asked if she could tell us just what Scanography is, how she does it, her career, and show us some of her work.
The year 2013 will mark the fortieth year of my full time commitment to photography as a career. During this time I have worked within the industry in many different capacities, primarily as a freelance photographer, photo instructor and photo artist. My freelance specialty is documenting works of art for well known and lesser artists, museums and galleries. I have conducted workshops on this subject across Canada and written an article which was published in ‘Stayin Alive’, Robin Hopper’s survival book for artists.