Allen Koppe ACS
I picked up my fathers' old 35mm camera as a kid and bought my first, a Pentax K 1000, at 16 – I still have it. I'd spend hours in my homemade darkroom in dad's garage, printing and experimenting. My hobby developed into a lifelong calling.
You could say that in capturing the image, the images captured me.
On the strength of my portfolio I was accepted into college where I majored in cinematography. I'm a fully accredited member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS), and I've been fortunate enough to have a rewarding and awarded career in the film industry.
I love film's collaborative nature, but for pure creative freedom, I am fascinated by the solitary world of landscape photography .
I particularly enjoy finding ways of adding a level of graphic symmetry to the landscape. The resulting artworks are somewhat ambiguous, leaving room for you – the viewer – to explore and interpret in your own way.
Inviting you to discover your own emotional response.
My photographs are the result of everything I've learned about capturing the world around me in a format that is both liberating and contemplative.
It is this quiet contemplation that I hope you find in my pictures.
Allen Koppe is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Sydney.