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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.

 

Florence, Italy, Arno River View With Ponte Vecchio by Merton Allen

 

Florence, Italy - Living Along the Arno River by Merton Allen

 

Scenic Overlook in Florence, Italy by Merton Allen

 

Covered Street and Shops on the Isle of Capri, Italy by Merton Allen

 

Harbor at Isle of Capri, Italy by Merton Allen

 

The Very, Very Narrow Streets in AnaCapri, Italy by Merton Allen

 

Flowered Walkway in AnaCapri on the Isle of Capri, Italy by Merton Allen

 

Cafe on the Isle of Capri, Italy by Merton Allen

 

Barber Shop on the Isle of Capri, Italy by Merton Allen

 

BAKERY SHOP ON THE ISLE OF CAPRI, ITALY by Merton Allen

 

Road to PanMunJom, Korea, Into the DMZ - Demilitarized Zone - April 1953 by Merton Allen

 

Korean War - Operation Little Switch, PanMunJom - April 1953 by Merton Allen

 

Pot of Mixed Spring Flowers by Merton Allen

 

Yellow Easter Lily by Merton Allen

 

Dessert Table on Father's Day by Merton Allen

 

Luscious Dessert Table by Merton Allen

 

Green is The Color of Scotland by Merton Allen

 

Scottish Landscape - green Rolling Meadows by Merton Allen

 

Hay-Making Field Alongside a Stream - Scotland by Merton Allen

 

Sheep Grazing in The Scotish Highlands by Merton Allen

 

Fields, Stream, Fence, Hills and Sheep in Scotland's Countryside by Merton Allen

 

Lovely Vine Covered Home in Scotland by Merton Allen

 

Watercolor Brush and Pencil Painting - Modern Floral Motiff by Merton Allen

 

The Exact Real location of Zero Longitude - Greenwich Observatory, England by Merton Allen

 

Greenwich Observatory Sign in Greenwich, England by Merton Allen

 

Birthplace of William Shakespeare in 1564 - England by Merton Allen

 

Where William Shakespeare Was Born - England by Merton Allen

 

Statue in Tranquility by Merton Allen

 

Railroad Bridge Built in 1869 Near Ellicot City, Maryland by Merton Allen

 

148 Year-Old Railroad Bridge Near Ellicot City, Maryland by Merton Allen

 

Dawn Breaking on South Florida Marshland by Merton Allen

 

Roses - Digitally Altered Photograph by Merton Allen

 

Watercolor Painting - Flower Garden by Merton Allen

 

Flowers Doodle - Modern Art by Merton Allen

 

Foggy Morning by Merton Allen

 

Twolips - A Flower Oddity by Merton Allen

 

Baked Potatoes For Sale in York, England by Merton Allen

 

Inside the York Minister - York, England by Merton Allen

 

Street Scene and Minister in York, England by Merton Allen

 

The Gabled Roofs of York, England by Merton Allen

 

Meat Market on Shambles Street - Tork, England by Merton Allen

 

The Shambles - Ancient Street of The Butchers - York, England by Merton Allen

 

Street Scene - York, England by Merton Allen

 

In York, England by Merton Allen

 

Outdoor Fruit Stand - Venice, Italy by Merton Allen

 

Typical Italian City Square - People and pigeons by Merton Allen

 

Flower Box at 23 Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy by Merton Allen

 

PanMunJom, Korea - My Platoon Constructing Our Prisoner Release Site, 1953 by Merton Allen