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.


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


Lightening in the Sulfuric Acid Cloud of Venus by Merton Allen


Lagoon Nebula by Merton Allen


Crab Nebula by Merton Allen


50 Lightyear View of the Carina Nebula No. 2 by Merton Allen


Minneapolis Skyline by Merton Allen


Heart and Stars - Modern Art by 7 Year Old Mia M.. by Merton Allen


Mia's Modern Art No. 1 - Seven Years of Age by Merton Allen


Monument Valley Panorama at Dusk- Arizona by Merton Allen


Badlands of the Arizona Desert by Merton Allen


Arizona Scenic Overlook by Merton Allen


Ground Sink Hole in Monument Valley, Arizona by Merton Allen


Arizona Roadside Rock Slide by Merton Allen


Porpoise Surface Swimming by Merton Allen


Old Pirate Ship - Gloucester Harbor by Merton Allen


Tropical Floral Display by Merton Allen


Miniature Bananas in a Tropical Floral Arrangement by Merton Allen


Misting the Flowers on a Hot Summer Day by Merton Allen


Digitally Painted Climatis Vine by Merton Allen


Entrance Bouquet at Forest Trace, Lauderhill, Florida by Merton Allen


Modern Computer Art - Two Orchids by Merton Allen


All That Glitters... by Merton Allen


Swirling Leaves - Digital Computer Painting by Merton Allen


Atlanta - Before General Sherman Burned City to the Ground During the Civil War by Merton Allen


Constructing the Woolworth BUilding - New York City 1926 - Daring Ironworkers by Merton Allen


New Orleans in 1906 - Italian Headquarters on Madison Street by Merton Allen