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This is a "scannergram" project for my Photo I class. You make it by combining images from a scanner. Each of these objects was scanned and then rearranged in Photoshop.

The idea is that I'm a freak when it comes to preserving memories. I take pictures like crazy, and keep them all on little SD cards. The background is my personal journal. I write everything that happened in the day on one line of wide ruled paper. I've been doing it every day since summer of 2006. The reason why it's so small is that it kinda just became smaller and smaller as I did it, as my efficiency urges kicked in more and more. It doubled as a privacy strategy, it's so small that no one can read it.
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WhitenosetheCat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
i like it a lot llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttt ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Rose-Emblum Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
That's so cool! ... It really is. It's such an interesting way to keep a journal.
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imsorrywilson21 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
just curious why do some days have stars next to them? just a good day? :) also y did u start doing that? sorry for some reason the things people do r really interesting to me haha nice work too :p really cooool:)
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alanbecker Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
yes when the day is over and i feel generally good about the day, i mark it with a star.
i started doing it because i wanted to remember when all the milestones in my life happened, and take a more objective look on how i spend my time. wow its been exactly a year since you made this comment.
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Mekura-Tamashii Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea ^_^ I hope you got a good mark for this project. I especially like the security stragety on your journal entries :P
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evilirishangel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
INGENIOUS!!! :D
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Droneguard Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
People stressed out on this, they should visit the 80's :lmao:
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cici1993 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
thts so cool!!
luv it!
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roaringkitten Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing c:
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Cecilia-Of-Sweden Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice digital work. I, for one, should get better at preserving memories :)
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barbee1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...taking a picture of your diary and uploading it to dA? :D You're obviously not as paranoid as me!
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deathshowcase Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg amazing.. your journal *-* its like a diary, isnīt it?
but Iīm a little sad because of the SD cards and technic.. the world is too technical. I like real photos and photobooks more and the music on CDs - not only from the internet..
but nice picture ;D
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DarkxNight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
That's pretty amazing. Maybe I should start doing that owo
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capt-boogs Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
may i segguest a 9gb sd card? really, it would give you alot of room... haha. funny concept, but i love it still.
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ChiTheDesigner Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Whoa. I have the exact same thing about logging memories.
That's crazy that you do it as well, but it looks like a great collection my friend.
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Sugar-High-Otaku Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool...awesome idea.
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icynra Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student
you are so interesting.
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SOLshie Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
awesome!
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Spyro-uNd-Cynder-Fan Featured By Owner May 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
whooow many many. :XD:
Nice^^
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TheLizardLord Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Writer
Cool
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Arru123 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
cooL!!!!
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PokaX Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
but if no one can read it... how can you read it?
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alanbecker Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I'm nearsighted
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Bossilla Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Well done. :D Perfect title for the picture.
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Flexico Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! I don't keep a journal, but I do take all kinds of photos and save them all on an external hard drive.
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abdallah9 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
great shot
brilliant idea
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TopHat-Queen Featured By Owner May 9, 2011   Digital Artist
i can read it. one of em says anne went to church
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thomasms Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty awesome! I can't believe how clear it is for scanned objects. :shocked:

Could I take this opportunity to ask you if you will consider submitting your DDs to my group: #DD-Catalogue? :eager: I know you get an abundance of views on your DDs already, so our group wouldn't be hugely beneficial in terms of getting you art out there. But your deviations are vital pieces in the jigsaw that is #DD-Catalogue :)
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jerenda Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Writer
But it's so small even you can't read it! ... Can you? O.o
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catofdrurylane Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good idea and you have alot of SD cards!
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Jesusfreak7777777 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Sorry for lag comment...
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Jesusfreak7777777 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Really Awesome!
I love how you go into such extreme detail with your work.
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Nature--Wolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Journal idea is smart XD
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xellcocoa999 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Excellent picture. It makes a great point.
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Eh-gaby Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I do not understand ... why machines and chips :?
but cool man :D
everything was scanned ... liked s2
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Tubesock427 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I could possibly be retarded, but how did scanning the CD go? XD and the transparent SD card cases?
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alanbecker Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
WELL.. the CD scanned normally, but for the SD card cases I had to copy the image into two layers, one for the highlights (hard light mode) and one for the shadow (multiply mode) so no opaque pixels showed through, just highlight and shadow added to what was below it.
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Tubesock427 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. XD I expected the CD would be troublesome because it's somewhat reflective, like scanning a mirror but not quite. But cool, cool.
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