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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.

 

Seashells on Display - Florida Keys by Merton Allen

 

Sea Shells for Sale - Florida Keys by Merton Allen

 

Container Ship with Tugboat on the Mississippi River, New Orleans by Merton Allen

 

Vintage Dorways in New Orleans, LA by Merton Allen

 

Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana by Merton Allen

 

Concert in Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana by Merton Allen

 

Backyard Garden - New Orleans, Louisiana by Merton Allen

 

Court of the Two Sisters - New Orleans, LA by Merton Allen

 

Crayfish - New Orleans Restaurant by Merton Allen

 

Mill Top Tavern and Grist Mill Gifts - St. Augustine Florida by Merton Allen

 

Follow the Leader by Merton Allen

 

Herd of Antelopes - Lion Country Safari - Florida by Merton Allen

 

Golden Buddha Holding Flowers by Merton Allen

 

Old-Time Apothecary Shop - Farmer's Museum - Cooperstown, NY by Merton Allen

 

Old Time Carpenter - Farmer's Museum - Cooperstown, NY by Merton Allen

 

Old-Time Tatting at the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, NY by Merton Allen

 

Working Blacksmith at Farmer's Museum - Cooperstown NY by Merton Allen

 

OLd Retired Steam Train - New Orleans LA by Merton Allen

 

Face-to-Face with a Grizzly Bear - Anchorage Alaska by Merton Allen

 

Grizzly Bear Taxidermy - Anchorge Alaska by Merton Allen

 

Big Salmon - Caught in Karluk River - Kodiak Alaska by Merton Allen

 

At the Old General Store - Cooperstown NY by Merton Allen

 

Old Soda and Candy Store - ca. 1950s by Merton Allen

 

Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. in Dublin Texas by Merton Allen

 

Arched Walkwayat a Church in Florence Italy by Merton Allen

 

Parking Lot Sign - For Italians Only by Merton Allen

 

Sign in Train Station in London, England by Merton Allen

 

Nailing is Prohibited by Merton Allen

 

Historic Sign - It Really Happened Here by Merton Allen

 

Street Sign - EVERY Day comes AFTER Midnight by Merton Allen

 

Whale Watching - Gloucester MA by Merton Allen

 

Humpback Whale Breaching - Gloucester Mass. by Merton Allen

 

Old Steam Train at Shelburne Vermont Station by Merton Allen

 

Old Juniper Tree on the Bank of the Colorado River by Merton Allen

 

Lavender Halo-Bell Flowers No. 2 by Merton Allen

 

Two Swimming Ducks by Merton Allen

 

Little Girl Petting Friendly Goat by Merton Allen

 

Little Boy - First Fish Ever Caught by Merton Allen

 

Chinese Watercolor - Flowers and Butterfly by Merton Allen

 

Merton Allen Exhibiting His Art at an Art Show by Merton Allen

 

Happy Valentines Day by Merton Allen

 

Through the Barn Door - New York State Farmland by Merton Allen

 

Engine No. 71, Black Hawk, Colorado by Merton Allen

 

Old Wooden Workboat No. 2182, Gloucester, MA by Merton Allen

 

Door of Old Wooden Miner's Shack in Colorado by Merton Allen

 

Old Time Smithing - Farmers Museum, Cooperstown, NY by Merton Allen

 

Buck Deer and His Harem by Merton Allen

 

Bee and Golden Leaves by Merton Allen