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The Graphic Landscape; a talk by Allen Koppe

Event info

An online talk by Allen Koppe ACS with up to 100 places.  Tickets will go on sale on 1 October.


“Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art”.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

My eye is drawn to graphic shapes and textures be it in the natural landscape or the urban environment. My photographs are a representation of how I see and interpret these forms often depicted in a minimal setting. I want my images to create an emotional response within the viewer, offering an opportunity for personal interpretation. I look to create minimal imagery devoid of the noise and clutter of everyday life in a simple and balanced form rather than creating images that are a direct representation of the real world.

My talk will briefly cover aspects of my career as a cinematographer and why I was attracted to the creative freedom that stills photography offered me.

We’ll look at my approach to the photographic processes of image making, touching on balance, symmetry, minimalism, light and shade. I’ll discuss my passion for the creative opportunities of long exposure photography and also how I found aspects of it to be somewhat limiting. I’ll then discuss these limitations and how they actually helped guide me to create my most recent series “On Route”. I’ll touch on why shooting a series aided my approach to photography and helped me develop a distinctive style that changed my approach to the craft.

As I am not a super technical person my talk will focus more on the creative thought processes/decision making rather than the technical aspects of my work, however I will give an overview of my technical approach touching on capture to post processing and am happy to try and answer any technical questions you may have.

There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the talk.

Ticket sales will close two days before the talk to allow time to process bookings and send the video link to participants.  A link to join the talk will be emailed to participants shortly after this.

Event times are stated in UK time.


Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


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