Not to be confused with the Swedish Band of the same name. koop is an American photographer of Dutch heritage who works out of San Pedro, California. All photos copyright by koop, Not Safe For Work. contact koopfilms@yahoo.comKoop’s Artist StatementI’ve been taking pictures since 1967 and started doing my own darkroom work a couple of years later. During the intervening years I’ve worked asa Cinematographer, Editor, Producer, Director, and Writer. My clients have included major magazines, corporations and advertising agencies. I would describe my work as the opposite of pictorialism. I strongly iden- tify with the group of photographers known as f.64. Founding members included Ansel Adams (I use his Zone System), Edward Weston (I love his approach to life and art), and Imogen Cunningham. Their style has been labeled “straight photography.” I prefer to think as my style as image making fueled by the unconscious use of craft. My goal is always to create emotion for the viewer. I imagine the finished image in my minds eye and work backwards to create it (previsualization.) I use my innate knowledge of craft and technique to free my mind of conscious thought while I’m looking through the camera. For me the act of creation is always a moment of pure beauty and connection to the spirit world. I reject intellectualism as applied to art. It is all about conveying emotion and a sense of beauty, a theme that runs through all my work.Koop

Koop-Shoots-Nudes
Bast
Model = Zinn Star
Photo by ©2014 by Koop
Behind Textured Glass
Ritual
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo - Koop
Projection
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo by Koop
Clown Cloth
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo by Koop
Theatre Horse
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo - Koop
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo by Koop
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo by Koop
Cloth Whisperer
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo by Koop
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo by Koop
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo by Koop
"“You owe the companies nothing. You especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.”
― Banksy"
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From Another World
They only come out at night, rising from their subterranean bases deep below the earth’s surface. Some call them “Grays.”
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo - Koop
Purple Sky 1
Model - Rebel Smith
Photo - Koop