Merton Allen







Merton Allen

Merton Allen

Lauderhill, FL


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.


AntelopeSlot Canyon - Just Keep Walkinh by Merton Allen


Antelope Slot Canyon - Astounding Range of Colors by Merton Allen


At The Colorado River in Arizona by Merton Allen


Mamma Duck and Babies Strolling on the Sidewalk by Merton Allen


Brush-Painted Digitally Pointilized Red Glowers by Merton Allen


Dusk at the Pond by Merton Allen


Florida Flamingos by Merton Allen


At Mission Santa Barbara California by Merton Allen


Hand Feeding a White Dove at Mission Santa Barbara by Merton Allen


Magnificant Magestic Pampas Grass by Merton Allen


Resting Alligator in the Florida Everglades by Merton Allen


Abstract Surreal Digital Fish Art by Merton Allen


In Monument Valley Arizona by Merton Allen


Monument Valley AZ - Where Did That Come From by Merton Allen


Monument Valley AZ Landscape by Merton Allen


Monument Valley AZ - Long may it Wave by Merton Allen


Glowing Abstract Watercolor Painting by Merton Allen


Fishing for Salmon - Karluck River - Kodiak Island Alaska by Merton Allen


Shelburne Vermont Railway Station by Merton Allen


3-D Computer Modification of a Floral Photograph by Merton Allen


Three Magenta Lilies - Digital Abstract Painting by Merton Allen


Kaleidoscope Generated Geometric Design by Merton Allen


Modern Floral Abstract Photograph by Merton Allen


Digitally Modified Abstract Desert Rose by Merton Allen


Rainy Night on Burbon Street New Orleans No. 2 by Merton Allen


Bernini's Fontane Statue - Italy by Merton Allen


Foliage - Beach - Seagull - Waves - Ocean by Merton Allen


Bursting Into Bloom by Merton Allen


Blue Hybrid Hibiscus Flower by Merton Allen


Red Orchids Surreal by Merton Allen


Contemporary Orchid Painting by Merton Allen


Perfect White Orchid by Merton Allen


Petrified-Wood Dog by Merton Allen


Eye See You by Merton Allen


Rainbow in Monument Valley Arizona by Merton Allen


Floral Watercolor in Cyan and Pink by Merton Allen


Abstract - Floral Watercolor - Surreal by Merton Allen


Shasta Daisies Watercolor Sketch by Merton Allen


Honey Bee on Honey Suckle by Merton Allen


Floral Watercolor Painting by Merton Allen


Stonehenge England by Merton Allen


Painted Desert Dunes - Arizona by Merton Allen


New Orleans Courtyard by Merton Allen


British Warship on the Thames River, London by Merton Allen


British Warship on the Thames at Night by Merton Allen


A Red Rose - Digital Art by Merton Allen


Digital Floral Painting by Merton Allen


Digital Flower Photo Overpainting by Merton Allen