Scan It Don’t Shoot It, Q&A With Gem Barton
So Scan.It... what motivated you to create this project?
You’re probably thinking, ‘why bother, my digital camera gives me much more freedom.’ And you’d be right. The scanner has many inherent restrictions; size, plane, frame and orientation to name a few. But I see these limitations as a challenge and as an opportunity. Faced with these given formalities, I am pushed to be more creative, this in turn can generate much more dynamic responses. In the face of adversity and all that.
So I developed a series of techniques that allow me to manipulate the capture of ‘reality.’ What I love about ...