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Ghost Scans – Carson Lynn

Feb 24, 2018 - Carson Lynn

The purpose of Ghost Scans is to expand the definition of “photography” and how the medium can be warped beyond recognition: the project starts where Walking Simulator ended. Instead of utilizing real world locations, I took screen captures inside popular video games and made three-dimensional models from those. The virtual environments are very geometric, but the textures overlaid on the geometries give the spaces a sense of reality. The process looks past the texture, and since it has difficulties with perfect geometric shapes, turns the landscapes into unrecognizable blobs.

These models then were overlaid with rainbow textures meant to emulate the aesthetics of hyper-color data visualizations. Finally, these images were printed and then re-scanned: a process which was done to “actualize” the images, bringing them into the realm of photography.