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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.

 

Sailfish Caught and Coming In by Merton Allen

 

Closeup Macro Photo of Danny's Huge Dolphin by Merton Allen

 

Large Bull Dolphin Caught in Costa Rica by Merton Allen

 

Danny Caught a Huge Dolphin Fish by Merton Allen

 

Rigged for Fishing - Costa Rica by Merton Allen

 

Bull Dolphin-Fish Portrait by Merton Allen

 

Going Out Fishing in Costa Rica by Merton Allen

 

Fractal Crochet on the Computer by Merton Allen

 

Dockside - Watercolor sketch by Merton Allen

 

Red Hibiscus Flower in Three Dimensions by Merton Allen

 

Go Fish - Modern Contemporary Art by Merton Allen

 

Floral Oddity - She is Holding a Serving Tray by Merton Allen

 

Wood Duck by Merton Allen

 

White Pelicans Preening by Merton Allen

 

Bouquet of Roses - Digitally Plasticized by Merton Allen

 

Face of Flowers by Merton Allen

 

Two Ruddy Turnstone Birds by Merton Allen

 

Abstract - Watercolor Painting - Arched Walkway by Merton Allen

 

Alligator Gar Fish by Merton Allen

 

Two Ducks and a Moorhen by Merton Allen

 

Wading Wood Stork - Florida's Everglades by Merton Allen

 

Modern Contemporary Pointillism Art - Floral by Merton Allen

 

Bernini's Fontane dei Fiumi in Rome Italy - Built in 1651 by Merton Allen

 

NYC Getting a Speeding Ticket - 1900 by Merton Allen

 

NYC Hester Street - Lower East Sde - Year 1901 by Merton Allen

 

NYC 6th Avenue El - Year 1888 by Merton Allen

 

1902 - New York City's Lower East Side - Pushcarts and Horsecarts on Market Day by Merton Allen

 

Swans and Ducks by Merton Allen

 

Green Cay Bird Sanctuary - South Florida by Merton Allen

 

TwoLips - Floral Oddity by Merton Allen

 

Wearing a Mask - Flower Oddities by Merton Allen

 

Flower Oddities - Flying White Bird Flower by Merton Allen

 

Purple Gallinule by Merton Allen

 

Moorhen Swimming by Merton Allen

 

Anhinga - Wings Spread For Drying by Merton Allen

 

Ducks - Wood Carving by Merton Allen

 

Bird Invasion by Merton Allen

 

Ducklings Come to Visit by Merton Allen

 

Baby Bird - ToYoung To Fly by Merton Allen

 

Dry Wash in the Desert of Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Painted Desert in Arizona No. 3 by Merton Allen

 

Painted Desert Flatlands - Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Painted Desert Badlands - Arizona by Merton Allen

 

The Painted Desert in Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Painted Desert with Petrified Wood - Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Santa Reads A story to the Children by Merton Allen

 

Monkey Flowers - Floral Oddities by Merton Allen

 

Baby Quail in Backyard in Phoenix, Arizona by Merton Allen