At the award “The best Photographer 2010″ Oleg Grachev took two prize places at once. His work “Scanography” became the first in the category of “Still Life “and took the grand prize in the category ” Discovery of the Year. ”
Oleg Grachev’s scans are created by using of an ordinary scanner.
The author said: “In my house there always were a lot of picturesque dried pumpkins. Its story was humanly tragic: it was very beautiful, but lonely, because I could not find her a company suitable in texture and color, so to create a still life. For a long time the pumpkin wandered from the shelves to window sills, from sills to boxes, out of a box and on a shelf again. And then one day I bought a new scanner. It remarkably scanned photographs, negatives and slides. When the work with films became ordinary, an idea occured itself: how will look dimentional objects on the scanner glass. And that was the time for the pumpkin. I scanned it from different sides, looked, and had an idea”.
“Having made dozens of scans at different scales and perspectives, I gathered them all in Photoshop in one composition … Within the next week a thorough revision on window sills and flower pots from relatives, friends and acquaintances was held. So was born this series of scanographies. ”