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Merton Allen

Merton Allen

Lauderhill, FL

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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.

 

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

 

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