comp tank

the comp tank in action

the comp tank in action

The idea was to end up with a glitchy way of capturing images which would show the ghostly depth of 3-d objects scanned on a flatbed scanner. I cut some clear acrylic sheets and made a tank using my old scanner as the base. The tank was then filled with water to allow things to swirl around. Notice the incredible setup: Windows 98, Photoshop 3.05, 800 x 600 monitor (256 colors).

Part of the charm of the process is not even prescanning, and definitely not doing anything to the image after scanning. This gives it a little more of a ‘fine arts’ element, sort of like digital monoprinting.

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