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.


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


Mother Quail on Backyard Wall - Phoenix, Arizona by Merton Allen


Flying Mosquito Flowers - Floral Oddities by Merton Allen


Dancing Babbies - Floral Oddities by Merton Allen


Bird With Butterfly - Floral Oddity by Merton Allen


Chinese Art - Antique Miniature Oriental Painted Screen by Merton Allen


Chinese Watercolor - Boats on the River by Merton Allen


Blowing the Shofar - Scratch Art by Merton Allen


Praying at Jerusalem's Western Wall by Merton Allen


New York City 5th Ave. Easter Parade - 1909 by Merton Allen


New York City's Broadway in 1894 by Merton Allen


New York City Broad St. Stock Exchange - 1904 by Merton Allen


Arches Surreal - Florence Italy by Merton Allen


White Dwarf - Burned Out Star - Heavenly Body by Merton Allen


Modern Art- The Carini Nebula No. 1- Heavenly Body by Merton Allen


Modern Art- The Boomerang Nebula - Heavenly Bodies by Merton Allen


The Haleakala Volcano Crater in Hawaii by Merton Allen