was born in Sydney, Australia in 1953 and grew up in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
Living a ‘nomadic’ lifestyle with his mother, he will tell you he attended almost every school along the east coast of Australia.
It was in his late teens that he fell in love with the camera, feeling as comfortable in front of the lens as he was behind it.
His writing skills took a back seat to his photography for some years until he realized that both mediums could work well together in expressing his thoughts, his dreams and his experiences.
fading footprints is Cooper’s second book of poetry, following look & see me published in 2013, and his autobiography Time Well Spent published in 2004 which he calls “the first 50 years”.