A black and white photograph of a male Kodak Australasia staff member in an open plan office on the 3rd floor of Building 8 in the Kodak factory in Coburg, 1966.

This photo was taken by Louis Shane Allan (commonly known as Shane) who worked with the company from 1965 to 2002 in various roles. He started off in planning and stock control, later moving to managing government contracts, before he became Kodak's Ombudsman with the job of resolving difficult problems with customers.

This image was donated as part of the Kodak Oral History Project. It complements the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.Shane worked with the company from 1965 to 2002 in various roles.

Description of Content

A low angle shot of the head and shoulders of a man in a suit and tie in an open plan office. The man is smirking and has his arms crossed, with glasses on his head. Behind him other staff are visible beyond glass partitioned walls. Fluorescent ceiling lights run the length of the left and right sides of the image.

Physical Description

Black & white, landscape format silver gelatin photograph with white border.

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