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.


Floral Potpourri by Merton Allen


Fancy Daises by Merton Allen


Baby Iguana and Marigolds by Merton Allen


The Obamas Wedding Day - 1992 by Merton Allen


Graf Zepplin Flying Over Washington, D.C. - 1931 by Merton Allen


First Passengers on NYC Subway System - 1904 by Merton Allen


Cactus Garden by Merton Allen


Dead and Dying Saguara Cactus in Arizona Desert by Merton Allen


Orchids - Watercolor Brush Painting by Merton Allen


Large Railroad Steam Engine No. 3034 - Apr. 1843 by Merton Allen


Landscape - Watercolor Brush Painting by Merton Allen


Lanscape - Digital Computer Painting by Merton Allen


Hyperion - Saturn's Moon - From NASA by Merton Allen


Old Glory - Flowers Bursting in Air by Merton Allen


Eskimo Nebula - Heavenly Body by Merton Allen


Eagle Nebula - Heavenly Body by Merton Allen


Fish Market on the Isle of Capri,Italy by Merton Allen


Twisted Fallen Tree at Sunset Crater Volcano - Arizona by Merton Allen


Wild Mountain Sheep - Arizona by Merton Allen


Mountain Stream in Colorado by Merton Allen


Red Spath Floral Arrangement by Merton Allen


Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue - Flora by Merton Allen


Agave Banana Cactus - Closeup by Merton Allen


Stalk of Real Bananas by Merton Allen


Agave Banana Cactus - Arizona by Merton Allen


Globe Cactus in Full Bloom by Merton Allen


Barrel Cactus Coming Into Bloom by Merton Allen


Building the Empire State Building by Merton Allen


Graveyard of Sailing Ships by Merton Allen


Horse Being Boarded in Wellington Florida by Merton Allen


Melissa's Other Horse by Merton Allen


Horse's Blue Eye by Merton Allen


My Granddughter's Horse by Merton Allen


Wild Monkey in the Costa Rican Rain Forest by Merton Allen


Duck Flying - Wood Carving no. 2 by Merton Allen


Green Orchids Arrangement by Merton Allen


Red Spike Flowers by Merton Allen


Red Angel's Trumpet Flower by Merton Allen


Lovely African Violets by Merton Allen


Pink Clerodendrum Flowers by Merton Allen


Duck Portrait Wood Carving by Merton Allen


Flying Duck Wood Carving No. 1 by Merton Allen


A Handsome Fellow by Merton Allen


Four Giraffes by Merton Allen


Two Zebras - Heads or Tails by Merton Allen


Porpoise Leaping in The Bay of Florida by Merton Allen


Kissing Fish, Undersea Love by Merton Allen


Manatee in Crystal River Florida by Merton Allen