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.


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


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