Thomas Allen

Inspired by a love of the pop-up books of his childhood, Allen revels in creating his scenarios from vintage pulp fiction novels. He peruses mountains of used books, looking for just the right ones to create the most eye-catching combinations of subjects and situations. He then carefully sets up his tableaux with detailed lighting and captures them with his four-by-five-inch camera, using no digital effects whatsoever.

Allen enjoys taking on different roles in creating his scenarios: “In addition to being a photographer, I play talent scout, casting director, stage manager, lighting supervisor, and film editor.” He photographs these engaging scenes in shallow focus, imparting a dreamy effect to his prints reminiscent of the View-Master stereoscopic toy that is amongst his inspirations. His work delights photography lovers, graphic designers, and bibliophiles alike.

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