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As 2012 nears its end, I find myself going backward in time to the 1970's when I was a certified Polaroid camera and film tester. More than 40 years has passed and Instant film is making a come back. The Impossible Project is a big factor in the resurgence. While I have 2 Polaroid 360 cameras that use the 100 series pack film (or peel apart type) I much prefer my Polaroid 680 SLR camera and Impossible Project film. The imperfections in this new SX-70 type film has captured my attention and admiration for its unique and distinctly analog look. The art world has always shunned digital images and now the Polaroid is finding its way back to popularity. Collectors realize that each Polaroid image is a one-off original that has more value than limited edition prints. So the cyclical nature of human evolution has revolved back to Polaroid Instant film for its unique qualities and analog beauty. Each time I pick up my camera I'm excited to see what will come out of it next.

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  • Watching: Neil deGrasse Tyson on YouTube
  • Eating: White cheddar Mac and cheese
  • Drinking: Budwieser


Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Let me tell you about myself: I take pictures, I tell stories, I have one hell of a good time.

Current Residence: San Pedro, CA
Favourite genre of music: rock, jazz
Favourite photographer: Edward Weston, Ernst Hass, Jeanloup Sieff
Favourite style of art: Infrared Film, Black and White
Operating System: Mac Pro and MAC OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: Images occupy an emotional terrain.



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CorePhantom Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Wait!... :O_o:

What?... :confused:

It's your birthday?... :oops:

Well why didn't you say so :happybounce:

:squee: :party: :hooray: :cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :cake: :wave: :woohoo: :airborne:
jus4taday Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Wishing you a Happy Birthday....:happybounce: :happybounce: 
koopfilms Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you, keep up the good work. 
jus4taday Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
:) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
ibo007 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that your birthday is great, cause it is a good reason to celebrate. And for that I say:-
Happy Birthday!! Hope your day is filled with lots of love and laughter! May all your birthday wishes come true. Let this day be full of joy and celebration. I hope that today is the beginning of another wonderful year for you. Don’t look for a heaven in the sky. Make your own heaven right here.
Blowing out another candle should mean that you have lived another year with joy and you've made this world a better place. Make every day of your life and every candle count. Have a delightful birthday!
koopfilms Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Bruges is one of my favorite cities. Thank you for your birthday wishes and I'm working on building my heaven in a 5,000 sq. foot warehouse. And I'm doing the lighting design on the play "Cabaret." So I am hoping this year will be better than the last. Cheers, Koop
Rens102 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Damn you! For setting the bar so high ... *wants to throw his camera far away* 
koopfilms Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
I appreciate your comment although I think you are being over dramatic :) If after 40 years of trying to perfect your trade someone says the same thing to you, you will understand. My Dutch/German ancestry doesn't allow me to have an ego about what I do, I just do it (and Nike stole that phrase from me LOL). And by the way I would feel horrible if you did throw your camera away. Taking photographs is like many other forms of artistic endeavor, its therapy for the soul and a escape from the mundane part of everyday life. Photography has been my passion and obsession for almost 48 years. I have shot a lot of bad photos in that time, but I have been lucky enough that I have also made a living doing this for 48 years. In the twilight of my career I have often thought of moving to the Netherlands. I always feel at home when I'm there and seeing as my last name is Middelkoop i feel connected. Thanks again for your comment and happy holidays. Maybe our paths will cross in Amsterdam someday. Cheers, Koop
Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
:iconeufrosis: Hello I want to personally thank you for accepting my invitation to my group I am happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group welcome

GreateMask Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
:hallo: you have a awesome   Emoticon Gallery 
Would you like to join our group Come With
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