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.


New York City in the Year 1880 by Merton Allen


USS RANGER - World's First Aircraft Carrier by Merton Allen


Contemporary Watercolor Painting - Pansies by Merton Allen


Glorious Display - Poinsettia by Merton Allen


The Elephant Ears Plant by Merton Allen


Foxtail Ferns by Merton Allen


Four Bell Flowers by Merton Allen


Flower Garden Watercolor Painting by Merton Allen


Floral Arrangement - Bird-of-Paradise and More by Merton Allen


Sonoran Desert Approaching Monument Valley, Arizona by Merton Allen


Turtle No. 4 by Merton Allen


Alligator Portrait by Merton Allen


Springbok Portrait by Merton Allen


Toby - Our Sons Papillion by Merton Allen


Front Door - New Orleans by Merton Allen


My Son's Three Dogs by Merton Allen


110 Year Old Tintype Photograph of My Gransfather and Uncle by Merton Allen


Old Indian Dwelling Caves - Arizona by Merton Allen


Meteor Crater National Site - Arizona by Merton Allen


On the Bank of the Colorado River in Arizona er by Merton Allen


Rafting on the Colorado River by Merton Allen


The Big Snowstorm - Niskayuna, New York by Merton Allen


Rafting and Fishing on the Colorado River by Merton Allen


Old Stagecoach - Wells Fargo Inc. by Merton Allen


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