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.


Fruit For Sale on The Isle of Capri, Italy by Merton Allen


Outdoor Fruit Stand - Venice, Italy by Merton Allen


The old Gold Rush Era Hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska by Merton Allen


Vintage Doorways - Old Town New Orleans by Merton Allen


The Harbor - Cape Cod, MA by Merton Allen


Autumn in the Park by Merton Allen


At the Dallas Texas Arboretum by Merton Allen


Rhododendron Garden by Merton Allen


Astromedia by Merton Allen


Bird - Digital Photosculpting of a Photograph of a Fallen Tree Trunk by Merton Allen


Aerial Photo - Normandie center and Queen May bottom at Port of NYC in 1941 by Merton Allen


Chinese Art - Winter Landscape Scene by Merton Allen


ChineseFoot Bridge Between Islands - Chinese Watercolor by Merton Allen


Leaning Tower of Pisa, ItaLY by Merton Allen


Venice, Italy's Old Jewish Ghetto - Wall Sculpture During Nazi Occupation by Merton Allen


Venice, Italy - Along a Canal by Merton Allen


Tomb of the Unknown - Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


The Roman Forumn in Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Excavation and Restoration in Rome's Residential Area by Merton Allen


The Central Square in AnaCapri, Italy by Merton Allen


The Narrow Walled-In Mountainous Streets in AnaCapri, Italy by Merton Allen


View Through Window in Villa De'Este in Tivoli, Italy by Merton Allen


Reflecting Pool at Villa De'Este in Tivoli, Italy by Merton Allen


Grand Staircase in Villa De'Estee - Tivoli, Italy by Merton Allen


Photograph of Museum's Ancient Japanese Tapestry - Golden Cockerel by Merton Allen


Ancient Japanese Golden Cockerel - Museum Tapestry - by Merton Allen


Ostrich at the Car by Merton Allen


Steam Train in the Station by Merton Allen


Lone Tree in Green - Chinese Watercolor-Pencil Painting by Merton Allen


Lillies Aglow - Watercolor Painting by Merton Allen


Crystallized Autumn Flower Arrangement - by Merton Allen


Chandor Chasm on Mars - From NASA Space Image by Merton Allen


Chinese Style Watercolor Painting by Merton Allen


In Monument Valley, Arizona by Merton Allen


A Stroll Through the Basement of the Roman Coliseum by Merton Allen


Lower Basement Area of the Roman Coliseum by Merton Allen


In the Roman Coliseum by Merton Allen


In the Vatican Museum - Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Museum in the Vatican - Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Vatican at St. Peter's Square - Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City - Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Vatican City and Vatican, Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Statues in the Vatican Museum by Merton Allen


Arch on Septimius, Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Concentrical Painted Spiral by Merton Allen


Two Zebras - One Head - Conjoined Twins by Merton Allen


Restoration of old Japanese Painting by Merton Allen


Chinese Mountain Campsite - Chinese Watercolor by Merton Allen