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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.

 

Black Blue and Pink Rose - Modern Art by Merton Allen

 

Chinese Watercolor - Dogwood Flowers by Merton Allen

 

Beautiful Mums by Merton Allen

 

Magenta and Pink Roses by Merton Allen

 

Spinning Cotton Yarn by Merton Allen

 

Lighthouse Sketch,Drawing by Merton Allen

 

Working Men's Break by Merton Allen

 

Village Shops in Broadway England by Merton Allen

 

Old English Cottage - Broadway England by Merton Allen

 

Mural of an Ancient Chinese Walled Village by Merton Allen

 

The Two Faces of Woman by Merton Allen

 

Iguana Portrait by Merton Allen

 

Chinese Boats on the River by Merton Allen

 

NYC Broadway - 1899 - A Hat on Every Man's Head by Merton Allen

 

NYC Lower East Side - 1902 -Market Day by Merton Allen

 

Jaapanese Geisha Doll - Handmade by Merton Allen

 

Needlework - African Animals by Merton Allen

 

Needlework - American Indian Relics by Merton Allen

 

Chinese Needlework - Geisha Playing Music by Merton Allen

 

Needlework - Chinese Crane Scene by Merton Allen

 

Needlework - Landscape Scene on a Chinese Fan by Merton Allen

 

Needlework Art - Chinese Butterfly Mosaic by Merton Allen

 

Chinese Needlework, Orchids by Merton Allen

 

Chinese Needlework Art - Abstract Birds - Peacocks by Merton Allen

 

Chinese Bird Cage - Needlework by Merton Allen

 

The Missing Letter F by Merton Allen

 

She Is Holding a Tray - Floral Oddity by Merton Allen

 

Tiger Face Flower - Floral Oddity by Merton Allen

 

Prairie Dog Flowers - Floral Oddities by Merton Allen

 

Puccah by Merton Allen

 

Hello Ginger by Merton Allen

 

Little Muffin - Such a Sweet Face by Merton Allen

 

Our New Puppy Muffin - 8-Weeks Old by Merton Allen

 

Our Muffin Portrait - 6-months Old by Merton Allen

 

Muffin - Our 14 Year Old Minnie Poodle by Merton Allen

 

Alaskan Bald Eagle by Merton Allen

 

Waterbird Making Circles in Shallow Water by Merton Allen

 

Reflections - A Great White Heron by Merton Allen

 

Landscaped Scenic Pond in South Florida by Merton Allen

 

Algae Bloom in a Florida Pond by Merton Allen

 

Coming Aboard - Marlin Caught in Cota Rica by Merton Allen

 

Marlin Coming Aboard - Costa Rica by Merton Allen

 

Marlin Being Lifter Into Boat - Costa Rica by Merton Allen

 

Marlin Ready to be Lifted Aboard by Merton Allen

 

Marlin Finally Tired - Rolled Over Near Boat by Merton Allen

 

Marlin Trying to Get Free by Merton Allen

 

Marlin Jumping Straight Up by Merton Allen

 

Marlin on the Line by Merton Allen