Mod a flatbed scanner to take photos that deconstruct time and motion.
Photography by Mike Golembewski
A scanner’s image sensor captures a scene slowly, line by line.
Several years ago, I built my first scanner camera. The idea was simple: I would use an ordinary flatbed scanner with a homemade large-format camera. The camera would focus the image onto the scanner bed in place of photo paper or film. I expected this to be a quick little art project made with a cardboard box, the cheapest flatbed scanner I could find, and lots of duct tape.
But when I got it all to work, the results were wonderful. Stationary ...