Allen grew up in Sydney Australia. From an early age he realised a keen sense of all things visual, leading him to pick up his father’s 35mm film camera. At 16 he bought his first camera, a Pentax K 1000 which he still has today. He spent many hours in the shed at the back of his parent’s garage printing his images in a homemade darkroom.
With his photographic portfolio he was accepted into college where he studied film production specialising in cinematography. Allen has had a successful career as a cinematographer, is a fully accredited member of the Australian Cinematographers Society [ACS] and has won numerous cinematography awards.
Allen is now being recognized globally for his fine art photography. It is this medium that resonates on a more personal level and is a direct expression of his artistic vision.