Originally trained as a fine artist in painting, printmaking and calligraphy at Guildford College of Art, UK, for many years I've been fascinated with the extraordinarily beautiful and detailed photographic imagery that a flatbed scanner creates. It's also a wonderfully accessible tool for teaching - I've run a few most enjoyable workshops with a range of people - even teenagers love it!!
My scanner-photography falls roughly into two categories; first, botanical/natural world imagery, often utilising the scanner's capacity to act as a macro-lens, and secondly, studies of commonplace and often discarded, objects. The latter frequently includes plastic, both as a commentary on pollution, and also for the immediate sense of a Narrative or story-to-be-told that the archetypes represented in toys and other manufactured objects produce.
I really enjoy the freedom that the scanner/computer/printer gives to experiment, and since acquiring an Epson A3 giclée printer for my part in the Art Farm Project at Middle Rocombe Farm, Devon, in 2006, have been able to make Archive quality prints with Epson Archival papers. Large scale giclée prints are made up for me by a local printer on Hahnemulle papers or fine canvas.