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.


Old Nazi Occupation Plques on Synagogue Wall in the Old Jewish Ghetto - Venice, Italy Venice, Italy by Merton Allen


View From Hotel Window - Venice, Italy by Merton Allen


Historic BRIDGE OF SIGHS - Venice, Italy by Merton Allen


Venice Canal Intersection with mirrors and directional Signs by Merton Allen


Restoring Old Synagog, Casa Israelite, in the Venice Ghetto, Italy by Merton Allen


Berries and More - Venice Italy by Merton Allen


Daytona Beach Florida - 1957 by Merton Allen


Inside Piazza Mercanti in Milan, Italy by Merton Allen


Milan, Italy - Dome Over Piazza Mercanti by Merton Allen


Statue by Dali - Milan, Italy by Merton Allen


Milan Cathedral, Italy - Off With His Head by Merton Allen


Milan Cathedral, Italy - Closeup Details by Merton Allen


Modern Floral Swirl - Contemporary Art by Merton Allen


Primordal Upheaval - Modern Art by Merton Allen


Swirling Pastel Colors - Modern Art by Merton Allen


Swirling Landscape - Modern Art by Merton Allen


American Bald Eagle Portrait by Merton Allen


The Queen Elizabeth on the Hudson River in 1938 by Merton Allen


Little Red Lighthouse Under George Washington Bridge, NYC by Merton Allen


Modern-Art Digital Conversion of Chinese Tapestry Needlework by Merton Allen


Modern Digital Photo-Painting of Antelope Slot Canyon Sandstone Wall by Merton Allen


Swirl of Wood Tone Colors by Merton Allen


Comical Psychedelic Duck by Merton Allen


Computer-Generated Geometrical Modern Art by Merton Allen


Yellow and Purple Rotational Modern Geometrical Art by Merton Allen


Face-To-Face With a Bengal Tiger by Merton Allen


Twisted Yellow Daisies by Merton Allen


Naturally Colored Seashells - Florida Key's Exhibit by Merton Allen


Zany Zebra - Digitally Modified Photograph by Merton Allen


Zoo Tiger Staring At Me by Merton Allen


Mt. Pele, Martinique by Merton Allen


Contemporary Mathematical 4-8-16 OCTANGULAR Art by Merton Allen


Octagonal Painting Put Into Motion by Merton Allen


Floral Potpourri by Merton Allen


Psychedelic Giraffes by Merton Allen


Triumphant Iguana by Merton Allen


President Barack Obama's Official Birth CErtificate by Merton Allen


What is a Veteran by Merton Allen


Rainbow of Colors - Modern/Contemporary Painting by Merton Allen


Red Flowers - Hand Painted Then Digitally Pointillized by Merton Allen


Off With His Head - Sculpture On the Cathedral in MIlan,Italy by Merton Allen


The Milan Cathedral - Italy by Merton Allen


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