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.


Mineral-Deposited Arizona Rock Wall by Merton Allen


Red Dogwood in Bloom by Merton Allen


Early Morning at a Bird Sanctuary in South Florida by Merton Allen


South Florida Marshland at Dawn by Merton Allen


On the Arizona Desert by Merton Allen


Arizona Desert Plateau by Merton Allen


A Dry Wash in the Arizona Desert by Merton Allen


Arizona Landscape by Merton Allen


Arizona Desert in Moonlight by Merton Allen


Floral Presentation by Merton Allen


Goodbye Sadam by Merton Allen


Follow the Leader by Merton Allen


Digitally Overpainted Floral Photograph by Merton Allen


Antique Chinese Painting From the Late 1880se by Merton Allen


Into the Reeds by Merton Allen


The Titanic at the Bottom of the Ocean by Merton Allen


Buildings on the Ponte Vecchio - Florence, Italy by Merton Allen


Shuttered Windows in Florence, Italy by Merton Allen


The Famous Old Wye Oak Tree by Merton Allen


Into the Reeds by Merton Allen


Geese in Pond in Providence, RIP by Merton Allen


Cape Cod Sand Dunes by Merton Allen


Under the Goodyear Blimp by Merton Allen


Mamma Duck and Babies by Merton Allen


Anhinga Waterbird Resting by Merton Allen


Stream In the Gorge by Merton Allen


Sign Found in a Store by Merton Allen


Three Elephants by Merton Allen


Lenin and Stalin - Year 1922 by Merton Allen


Chinese Relief Wood Carving by Merton Allen


Sign Over a Bar by Merton Allen


Modern Floral Painting by Merton Allen


Flowers Doodle - Abstract Watercolor Pencils Painting by Merton Allen


Bourbon Street - Before and After Modification by Merton Allen


Crystalline Floral Painting - Hand-Paionted Stained Glass by Merton Allen


Floral Display at Pacifica Forest Trace - Lauderhill, FL by Merton Allen


Bonnie and Clyde's Bullet Ridden Car by Merton Allen


Orville Wright 1944 at Wright Field AFB by Merton Allen


Teddy Roosevelt - 1st President to Fly in a Plane by Merton Allen


Bill Clinton - 1950 - 4 years old by Merton Allen


Green Orchids and Red Berries Arrangement by Merton Allen


Rotunda - Geometrical Modern/Contemporary Art by Merton Allen


Abraham Lincoln 1846 by Merton Allen


Bromeliad Blossoms by Merton Allen


Crimson and Green Orchids by Merton Allen


Hydrangea and Red Roses by Merton Allen


Hydrangea and Yellow Roses by Merton Allen


Three Red Veined Orchids by Merton Allen