Janet Dwyer



Welcome to this gallery of my personal photo scanography work. I am most interested in using flowers as metaphoric expressions of humanity, sometimes integrating other plant materials, bones and natural objects into the composition. The humanlike qualities of flowers can mirror many emotions. My intention is to use their natural forms to create new relationships, realities and hybrid surreal combinations that are engaging while they honour, yet challenge, our conventional notions of beauty.

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In 2007 my scanography work won international recognition in the world’s most prestigious photography competition, the Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards. “Incognito” took first place for Professional Photographers (nature category “flowers”) and “First Caress” was awarded an hounourable mention.

The word ‘scanography’, originally a medical term, has been appropriated by digital photographers to distinguish images made with a flatbed scanner rather than with a camera. Objects are placed directly on the scanner glass, rendering exquisite magnified detail and the potential for huge prints.

Please enjoy this gallery, and feel free to contact me with questions or comments, or to discuss purchasing one of these images.