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 Texaco-Sinclair Flying Horse Gas Sign by Merton Allen


Shopping for Cuckoo Clocks in Lugano, Switzerland by Merton Allen


Fog on the Lake - Lugano, Switzerland by Merton Allen


In Case it Rains - A Park London, England by Merton Allen


Florence Italy on a Foggy Morning by Merton Allen


Moored Boats on a Side Canal in Venice, Italy by Merton Allen


Murano Glass Factory Laboratory - Venice, Italy by Merton Allen


Glass Blowing in Murano Factory in Venice, Italy by Merton Allen


Columns, Granite, Arches, Domes, Tourists, Everwhere in Italy by Merton Allen


Colorful Birds For Sale in a Street in MIlan, Italy by Merton Allen


Birds For Sale in Street Market in Milan, Italy by Merton Allen


David by Michaelangelo - Florence, Italy by Merton Allen


Bascila St. Antonia in Padua, Italy by Merton Allen


Florence Italy Synagogue Interior View and Bima by Merton Allen


Florence Italy Synagogue Shana Tova 5751 Happy New Year by Merton Allen


Synogogue in Florence Italy by Merton Allen


Inside the florence Italy Synagogue by Merton Allen


Apartment Houses Along the Arno River in Florence, Italy by Merton Allen


Push Boat and Barges on the Mississippi River near New Orleans by Merton Allen


Costa Rican Ox-Cart by Merton Allen


Boat Repair Shipyard in Gloucester, MA by Merton Allen


Temple Dog Guarding Flowers - Hotel Lobby in Hawaii by Merton Allen


Two Ducks on the Seawall by Merton Allen


Street Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico by Merton Allen


Japanese Ladies - Traditional and Modern by Merton Allen


Ginger Plant Flower - Costa Rica by Merton Allen


In Verona, Italy by Merton Allen


Statue of Julietta And Her Balcony - Verona, Italy by Merton Allen


Romeo's Julietta and My Barbara - Verona, Italy by Merton Allen


Street Musicians in Verona, Italy by Merton Allen


Peppers for sale at Street Market in Verona, Italy by Merton Allen


Outdoor Fruit Stand - Verona, Italy by Merton Allen


Two Wild Ostriches - Lion County Safari by Merton Allen


Wild Tiger at the London Zoo by Merton Allen


Zebras Eating at Lion Country Safari by Merton Allen


Sign at Church - Choose One by Merton Allen


Sign - That's Nice, Can We Go along by Merton Allen


Sign - Literally? Both Men and Women? by Merton Allen


Signs found in a highway rest area in England by Merton Allen


Sign in London's Victoria Train Station by Merton Allen


Looking Down Into a Hexagonal Wooden Bucket - Anchorage, Alaska by Merton Allen


Rowboats Waiting to be Launched - Katchikan Alaska by Merton Allen


Going Fishing in Kodiak Island Alaska - Flying In by Merton Allen


Salmon Caught in the Karluck River - Kodiak Island, Alaska by Merton Allen


Daisies Growing in an Unlikely Place in London, England by Merton Allen


Foggy Morning by Merton Allen


Sun Setting at Key West Florida by Merton Allen


Sloppy Joe's Bar - Key West Florida by Merton Allen