Our Story

The crew of the Photoscope is two people with different background, but all with the same passion for photography and the historical photographic process:

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Lene Grinde - Cand.scient.cons Photograph Conservator and Photographic Process Historian

Lene Grinde has been working with the historical photo techniques for many years as Photograph Conservator and teacher. Her interest in the photograph and the materials began in the 1990´s as she worked as a photographers assistents at Schillers on Nannasgade in Copenhagen. Back then all the works was done by analogue cameras using films and darkroom. The interest in the materials and photographic history led her to a masters degree in photo conservation at the School of Conservation, KADK and to a 2-years fellowship at the George Eastman House, Rochester NY.

Longside Lenes work with the historical processes, she is working as a Photograph Conservator restoring and conserving photographs for private customers, museums and archives.

In 2017 on Kulturnatten in Copenhagen The Photoscope in Rigensgade was realized by Lene as a place for workshops in alternative photographic processes and for sale of photographic art in the small gallery. In 2018 Mikkel and Peter joined in and are now a vital part of the Photoscope with their vast knowledge and love for the photographic media.

Current workshops in the Photoscope: 

Cyanotype printing” - The basic techniques for printing the blue photograms

Albumen printing” - How to make beautiful albumen prints from digital negatives followed by gold toning

The Making of Gelatin Glass Plate Negatives” - A three days workshop on making the silver bromide iodide emulsion, coating the glass plate, exposure in large format kamera and finally development of the negatives

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Mikkel Pedersbæk Falkenberg -