I became interested in fine art photography after moving to Tucson, Arizona in 2005. The deserts of the Southwest provide an inspiring backdrop for any artistic endeavor but I feel it is particularly true for photography. I like to characterize the type of work I do as "portrait" photography. Sometimes the subjects are people, as in traditional portrait work, but more often they are things or plants or buildings or rocks or whatever I find interesting. I'm interested in capturing the form, design, pattern or character of the individual, not a collection of individuals as in traditional landscape images, thus my use of the term "portrait". I am drawn to black and white images because I personally find greater emotion and feeling conveyed in black and white over color. I hope you enjoy viewing my gallery half as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
Guestbook for J Allen's Lens
Jerry, great pictures, I can hear Ennio Moricone in the background! Great to see you are still high grading life- BTW I still use my cheat sheets at work, thanks for the lessons- Ryan
So, this is my second visit to your gallery Dad and I have to say your style is becoming so defined and beautiful! I love how you are framing each image and really giving them focal points. Really fantastic!
I find the twisted tree picture reminds me of salvatore Dali for some reason, very nice work.
Jerry, those photos are absolutely amazing! They really show the essence of natures beauty and your ability to capture that. You've inspired me... I'm going to get my water colors out!
7.Patrick and Joyce Collins(non-registered)
These photographs are as inspiring as you are Jerry Allen. In many aspects of life, you have had the ability to look deep into subjects and bring out their best qualites. You are now using this wonderful trait (you have developed over the years) to view and capture magnificent photographs. As Margaret mention in a previous comment, "we have an Arizona Ansel". This was our immediate thoughts when viewing your home page photograph. Thank you Jerry for sharing and providing us access to your beautiful art.