Haptic Surfaces

By Daniel King

The dirty work of transferring the material into the digital is recorded on the many surfaces we touch. In this series I’ve been turning table top bed scanners, from various locations, into cameras. By turning this technological device designed to record surfaces into a recorder of space, I’m interested in exploring the ways in which our notions of photography can be expanded to include others ways in which traces of the world can be recorded. Each image in this series is created with a different scanner, in its native ecosystem. The table, lights, partnering devices and room architecture can all play a part within the finished image. Final print sizes range from 32″x40″ up to 43″x56″ Many of these images were printed with the support of the Ohio University Create_Space.      ...

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