Q: When did the idea for Scanwiches strike, and what was your inspiration?
A: I think the word popped into my head first and then I had to see how it would actually look. I’ve always loved scanning things. It’s a very specific way of capturing an image. Everything—exposure, depth of field—is totally pre-set on a scanner so you try and explore the stuff you do have control with.
Once the project started getting popular people began sending me things, especially foods, that people have scanned. There’s a guy who does fast food, another person who did a project scanning green market produce, and several artists who do scanned flowers. It’s a weird little genre I didn’t now existed and was pleased to find I was a part of.