Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Slit scan portraits

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 Slit scan cameras are used for photo finishes as well as aerial and satellite photography. The lens of the camera is replaced by a slit, and the film is pulled past the slit and exposed. A good explanation of how they work is given in How to Spot a Psychopath's article Elastic athletes.

Some photographers have taken portraits with slit scan cameras. They set the subject o a turntable and rotate them at the same speed the pull the film past the slit. As you can see in these samples, the results are striking.

When I gathered these samples I had a text file with URLs to where I found them. I can't find that text file and so I apologize for not being able to properly credit the photographers. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice slit-scan images. You can look at my images made with ScanCamera App for iPhone on flickr: