Talk by Marco Campanini, the scanner of Thomas Struth, Niko Luoma and Thomas Ruff works, Wed 10 April at 17.30

Digitazation of analog photographic archives
Talk by Marco Campanini

Wednesday 10th of April at 17.30
Photographic Gallery Hippolyte

Artproof invites you to a talk with Marco Campanini, who is behind scanning negatives by Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff and Niko Luoma.

The event will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at 17.30 at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte (Yrjönkatu 8-10, 00120 Helsinki) and is free for everyone. Please RSVP by 8.4 by sending an email to

Talk will be about Digitization of analog photographic archives and will touch the following topics.
1. Transfer the analog legacy to the digital world
2. Photomultipliers scanners vs CCD scanners
3. Color films: the need of hi-end photomultiplier scans for high quality output and long term archiving. The problem of image permanence with color films.
4. Black and white films: high archival safety and multiple outputs allowed by the hybrid workflow
5. Hardware and techniques for long term archives and backups.

Marco Campanini was born in Parma, Italy, in 1981 and he graduated in Philosophy (Aesthetics). In the past 15 years as CastorScan, service specialized in scans-digitizations and high quality fine art productions, he worked with several prominent international artists photographers, institutions, publishers, galleries, such as François Pinault’s collection, Hatje Cantz, Steidl, Pirelli Calendar, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, Massimo Vitali and from Finland Niko Luoma, Riitta Päivälainen, Sanna Kannisto, Jyrki Parantainen, etc.

For more about Marco and his projects please check his website

Marco Campanini is responsible for high-end scanning in Artproof and represents Artproof in Italy and Germany.

image: CastorScan