Like many successful visual creatives, Allen Koppe’s love for photography (and indeed black and white photography) began when he picked up his father’s camera as a schoolboy.
Born and raised in Sydney, Koppe’s first foray into photography with his father’s Praktika would become the basis for a portfolio that ultimately saw his admission to North Sydney Technical College’s (NSTC) film production program.
A creative outlet
For Koppe, photography is firmly a creative release and perhaps even a rejection against the technical and creative guidelines often imposed upon his day job.
“I find that photography offers me a freedom that I don’t have with my cinema work. Still photography for me is really indulgent and I tend not to think the same way when I’m doing my cinematography,” he explains.
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