I am a second year Advertising student at the University of Florida, and I am from Daytona Beach, FL. In addition to creative photography, I have my own photography service which I started in high school and still continue to do today. (It's shewillphotos.com if you'd like to get a better idea - SCANS are under the "personal portfolio" tab) I came across scanning on accident – in high school, I was scanning practice tests to prep for the SAT. While running a scan on a page, I realized my hand was in the frame. By the time I pulled my hand away, it already finished. The result made a cool distortion of my hand, but then it hit me – if I could do this on accident, what could I do on purpose? I was enrolled in several art classes at the time, and I was on track to go to art school after I graduated. I started focusing on scannography in the classroom, and that’s where most of my portfolio was comes from. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I really enjoyed trying different things just to see what would come out of it. That’s probably my favorite part. In my work, I try not to have a particular theme in mind because I don’t want to influence what someone else would think. I wouldn’t want to explicitly state “This is what I have in my head so that’s what I want you to see,too.” I want other people to look at this body of work and put their own spin on it. I don’t have some deep sentimental message I’m trying to convey or anything. I mostly try to shoot for aesthetics and whatever looks cool. As far as interpretations go – to each their own.