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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.

 

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 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

 

White Tulips,and Red Roses and More by Merton Allen

 

Red and Yellow Roses by Merton Allen

 

Pink Lotus Blossom by Merton Allen

 

Chrysanthemums by Merton Allen

 

Bouquet No. 2 by Merton Allen

 

Bouquet of Large Coneflowers by Merton Allen

 

Multiflora Roses by Merton Allen

 

Flowers for Sale by Merton Allen

 

Housing in Tijuana Mexico by Merton Allen

 

Wood Carving - Duck in Flight by Merton Allen

 

Boarding Horses in my Granddaughter's Stable, by Merton Allen

 

Floral Photograph No. 2 by Merton Allen

 

Daisies and Mums by Merton Allen

 

Bromiliad by Merton Allen

 

Lavender Rose Touched by Raindrops by Merton Allen

 

Cluster of Pale Blue Orchids by Merton Allen

 

Alamanda Blossom by Merton Allen

 

Bright Red Tulips - Top View by Merton Allen

 

Red Roses and White Tulips by Merton Allen

 

Chinese Watercolor - Radishes and Grasshopper by Merton Allen

 

Colorado River Overspill Algae - Arizona by Merton Allen

 

Peacock in Austin Texas by Merton Allen