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.


Museum Housing Leonardo DiVinci's Last Supper Painting - Milan, Italy by Merton Allen


Restoring DiVinci's Last Supper - Milan, Utaly by Merton Allen


The City of Sorrento, Italy by Merton Allen


Sorrento's Harbor, Italy by Merton Allen


Street Scene in Padua, Italy by Merton Allen


The Graffiti Wall - Verona, Italy by Merton Allen


Earthtones - Modern Contemporary Art by Merton Allen


Spiral of Red Rock, Sand, and Sandstone by Merton Allen


Center Tree With Character and Neighbors by Merton Allen


Collision of Evil Forces by Merton Allen


Away We Go - Digital Art by Merton Allen


Old Juniper Mule Tree by Merton Allen


Eye See You - A Horse's Spiralized Eye - Modern/Contemporary Art by Merton Allen


White Dove - Like a Salvador Dali Painting by Merton Allen


Ash Encrusted Person from Volcano Eruption at Pompei, Italy by Merton Allen


Through the Arched City Gate Into Reclaimed Pompei, Italy by Merton Allen


Exploring the Ruins of Pompei, Italy by Merton Allen


Uncovered Ruins of Pompei, Italy by Merton Allen


Ruins Being Restored in Pompei, Italy by Merton Allen


Pompei, Italy - Recovered Artifacts Storage Room by Merton Allen


Water Taxi on the Grand Canal - Venice, Italy by Merton Allen


The Caithness Ltd. Paper Weight Factory in Scotland by Merton Allen


Roses in Black and White by Merton Allen


Red and Black Swirl - Modern/Contemporary Painting by Merton Allen


Red Bird on Swirling Tree - Modern/Contemporary Art by Merton Allen


Private Home's Entrance Door in Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Slum Dwelling in Rome's Old Jewish Ghetto - Italy by Merton Allen


Street Scene in Old Jewish Ghetto - Rome Italy by Merton Allen


Tiber River - Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Piazza di Spagne - Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Looking Down From The Top of the Spanish Steps - Rome Italy by Merton Allen


In Piazza Navona - Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Piazza del Popilo - Rome, Italy by Merton Allen


Egyption Obelisk at Piaza Popilo - 12th Century BC by Merton Allen


Dark Dingy Street in the Old Roman Ghetto - Italy by Merton Allen


Land Bowling in Edinburgh, Scotland. by Merton Allen


In Edinburgh Scotland - A Scotsman And His Dog by Merton Allen


Ruins in the Green Scottish Highlands by Merton Allen


Castle Ruins in Scotland by Merton Allen


An Old/Ancient Restored Scottish Castle by Merton Allen


Border Marking from England into Scotland by Merton Allen


S and D Jiets Pottery, China and Gifts in Broadway - England by Merton Allen


Stratford on Avon, England by Merton Allen


Red Lion Inn and Motel by Merton Allen


Duomo Cathedral in Florence, Italy by Merton Allen


Statue on the Duomo Cathedral in Florence, Italy by Merton Allen


Santa Croce Cathedral - Florence, Italy by Merton Allen


Florence, Italy - Along the Shore of the Arno River' by Merton Allen