There’s a new viral trend called scanner photography. The act itself of taking photos without using a camera has been around for awhile, but it was only after a Twitter user posted a “scanner selfie”—self-portrait taken using, uh, a scanner—that it exploded, broke the meme-fueled Indio population, and recalled the time when a Korean pop band did it, but didn’t blow up like this.
If you haven’t seen these tweets, it’s worth noting that the photos people are able to produce range from cute to impressive to downright horrifying. There’s a fair amount of all three on this post, so beware.
So, this tweeter posted a “scanner selfie”
uy guys alam niyo ba na kung may printer kayo na may scanner tsaka sobrang bored kayo pwede kayo magphotoshoot pic.twitter.com/6wz4S6nZSr
— Kyla Villanueva (@ccaiyla) July 2, 2017
And others followed suit
You're not the only one hahahaha pic.twitter.com/aI2j3ReyAP
— Norvin John (@npulpy) July 3, 2017
Dear Millenials and The Internet,
— EJ K. 🐺 (@_ejlazaro) July 13, 2017
how is she so photogenic pic.twitter.com/eQXI6bZiz6
— Alex Agoncillo (@_alexagoncillo) July 5, 2017
minsan talaga di ko nalang alam bakit ang weirdo ko. pic.twitter.com/r0h0aiHlOB
— Dior Estrella (@diorsanity) November 16, 2016
These are beautiful (some, funny) self-portraits, until…
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