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Merton Allen

Merton Allen

Lauderhill, FL

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I've been involved with photography since 1939, having been introduced to it at the 1939 New York City World's Fair. I began shooting, printing, enlarging photos since I was 10 years old. I started with an old Kodak box camera. I used springs, electrical contacts and rubberbands to rig up the box camera's shutter to synchronize it to a homemade flashbulb holder, so I could photograph babies and toddlers, for pay, in their homes. I saved my earnings to accumulate sufficient funds to purchased a Kodak 35mm camera outfit in 1944. I continued this "business" through high school and into college.

Immediately after graduating from college I was sworn into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Lieutenant, serving on active duty for 2 years in the U.S., Japan, and Korea. After discharge from military service I worked for several large and small companies as a research and development Chemical Engineer and Manager. I hold 22 U.S. and foreign issued patents. I also started two companies of my own. My last company, InfoTeam Inc., published and provided technical information, reports, and subscription newsletters to scientists and engineers world-wide. I also wrote and edited a quartely high-end glossy photography newsletter, "BRONICA IMAGES" distributed by GMI Photographic Inc., Farmingdale, NY., to all North American users of Bronica cameras and accessories.

During my professional engineering career, as hobbies, I was engaged in artistic-photography and artistic-painting using a variety of media. I switched to digital photography very early on, and now I digitally paint some of my photographs on a computer using Photoshop 7. Being retired, I am now able to spend considerable time satisfying my creative side through photography.

I have in my collection of photo-art over 500 artistic photographs and digitally painted photos that I have done. My work covers a myriad of subject matter, including: florals, landscapes, animals and wildlife, birds, travel and sites, edibles, abstracts, sunsets and sky, marine life, space photos, fractals, modern art, oriental art, and more. I also use my digital camera to photograph my own original paintings, as well as old chinese art copied from the Orient's major old museums, from as far back as 90 AD. I digitally print these ancient paintings onto hand-laid special papers that contain varied textured surfaces and inclusions of metal, natural and synthetic threads, and other interesting bits and pieces.

Please view my work. All are available for sale. All images are copyright Merton Allen. Under copyright law, they may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, downloaded, altered, displayed, or redistributed without my written permission.

Thank you for looking at my photographs.

 

Old Wooden Workboat No. 2182, Gloucester, MA by Merton Allen

 

Door of Old Wooden Miner's Shack in Colorado by Merton Allen

 

Old Time Smithing - Farmers Museum, Cooperstown, NY by Merton Allen

 

Buck Deer and His Harem by Merton Allen

 

Bee and Golden Leaves by Merton Allen

 

Lightening in the Sulfuric Acid Cloud of Venus by Merton Allen

 

Lagoon Nebula by Merton Allen

 

Crab Nebula by Merton Allen

 

50 Lightyear View of the Carina Nebula No. 2 by Merton Allen

 

Minneapolis Skyline by Merton Allen

 

Heart and Stars - Modern Art by 7 Year Old Mia M.. by Merton Allen

 

Mia's Modern Art No. 1 - Seven Years of Age by Merton Allen

 

Monument Valley Panorama at Dusk- Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Badlands of the Arizona Desert by Merton Allen

 

Arizona Scenic Overlook by Merton Allen

 

Ground Sink Hole in Monument Valley, Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Arizona Roadside Rock Slide by Merton Allen

 

Porpoise Surface Swimming by Merton Allen

 

Old Pirate Ship - Gloucester Harbor by Merton Allen

 

Tropical Floral Display by Merton Allen

 

Miniature Bananas in a Tropical Floral Arrangement by Merton Allen

 

Misting the Flowers on a Hot Summer Day by Merton Allen

 

Digitally Painted Climatis Vine by Merton Allen

 

Entrance Bouquet at Forest Trace, Lauderhill, Florida by Merton Allen

 

Modern Computer Art - Two Orchids by Merton Allen

 

All That Glitters... by Merton Allen

 

Swirling Leaves - Digital Computer Painting by Merton Allen

 

Atlanta - Before General Sherman Burned City to the Ground During the Civil War by Merton Allen

 

Constructing the Woolworth BUilding - New York City 1926 - Daring Ironworkers by Merton Allen

 

New Orleans in 1906 - Italian Headquarters on Madison Street by Merton Allen

 

New York City in the Year 1880 by Merton Allen

 

USS RANGER - World's First Aircraft Carrier by Merton Allen

 

Contemporary Watercolor Painting - Pansies by Merton Allen

 

Glorious Display - Poinsettia by Merton Allen

 

The Elephant Ears Plant by Merton Allen

 

Foxtail Ferns by Merton Allen

 

Four Bell Flowers by Merton Allen

 

Flower Garden Watercolor Painting by Merton Allen

 

Floral Arrangement - Bird-of-Paradise and More by Merton Allen

 

Sonoran Desert Approaching Monument Valley, Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Turtle No. 4 by Merton Allen

 

Alligator Portrait by Merton Allen

 

Springbok Portrait by Merton Allen

 

Toby - Our Sons Papillion by Merton Allen

 

Front Door - New Orleans by Merton Allen

 

My Son's Three Dogs by Merton Allen

 

110 Year Old Tintype Photograph of My Gransfather and Uncle by Merton Allen

 

Old Indian Dwelling Caves - Arizona by Merton Allen