I’ve been photographing for most of my life but became serious about photography when I went to Tanzania in 2009. While there I was asked to photograph one of the safari resorts that have luxurious tent facilities in different safari parks throughout Tanzania. They wanted updates for their website.
Since then I continue to travel the world with my wife, Jane Ingram Allen. She is an artist, blogger, critic, and curator. I am normally under contract to take photos of her art and projects that she curates and completes while doing residencies. There is also time for me to photograph subjects of my own interest. Besides the U.S.A., I’ve photographed extensively in Asia and Europe, and South America.
I’m particularly interested in landscape, street, and documentary photography. Although when I’m at a car and airplane show I’m particularly interested in shapes and design.
I photograph with a Canon 70D with a 16 to 300 mm Tamron lens. I also have a Sigma 18-200, a Canon 50mm 1.8 lens, and Canon 18-55mm. However, the Tamron lens is my workhorse.
My photographs have appeared in numerous newspapers, art magazines, calendars, and books. All the images in the book “Made In Taiwan” by Jane Ingram Allen are my images.
I had a one-person exhibition at Hsuiping University in 2008, entitled “Tanzania and Taiwan: A View of Two Countries from One Pair of Eyes”. In May of 2014, I had a one-person exhibition titled “Landscapes by Timothy S. Allen” held at Kun Shan Technical University, Tainan, Taiwan. This exhibition largely focused on my work from a three-month stay on the central coast of Oregon. Here is the link to that exhibition allentimphotos2.wordpress.com/exhibitions/
I continue to show in group exhibitions and competitions in Sonoma County, California, and nationally. I’ve been an active member of the Santa Rosa Photographic Society since 2012. The Society is a member of the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs.