Allan’s x-ray art work is currently represented by a number of galleries in Canada and the USA..
Allan’s work has been featured in LensWork Magazine, Focus Magazine, American Art Collector, Color Magazine, ‘digitalis photo’ (Hungary), Fine Art Photo Issue #17 (German International Photo Magazine), the March, 2013 issue of Black and White Photography (Britain), and the October 2012 issue of Adore Noir Black and White Photography.
Also, in 2017, Allan accepted a request from the Polish language Fine Art Photography website Szeroki Kadr to be a featured photographer, and to present a portfolio of his work for the large Polish communities in nearly every country in Europe, the Americas and Australia.
Allan has also enjoyed recognition in a number of large international fine art photography contests, entering his images in the Still Life Professional Category. In 2015 he received the Medal of Excellence from the Trierenberg Super Circuit contest for Hummingbird and Hibiscus.
Working with radiology most days of his professional career, Allan,like many people with a scientific approach, knew there was always more to the world than what most of us can see. Through the “lens” of the big xray machines, Allan discovered his “unseen world” and decided to apply the principle to his avocation – fine art photography – x-ray art and photography.
Although his career choice of veterinary medicine took up much of his adult life, Allan still found time to pursue his interest in fine art photography, plus his love of the outdoors and the floral palette provided by Mother Nature. Now, enjoying his retirement, Allan has the time to explore the technology of the xray and far-reaching capabilities he always believed were there.
With technical assistance from collaborators with expertise in radiology and photo manipulation, Allan has created the many beautiful images shown here. These fine art images start as conventional xrays which are then refined using advanced digital techniques to enhance and isolate the delicate structures of the various images.
The skill of a radiologist using xray equipment, combined with Allan’s intuition and talent as a photographer, bring to life the hidden beauty within the world of each flower. The nearly transparent, delicate features of the petals risk being lost during the process of establishing the hidden contents of the stems and buds of each flower, but the photo-manipulative modifications bring out the overlapping lines an shapes. The resulting images have a translucent, almost ethereal glow, showing leaves, veins and internal structures in a delicate balance not possible with conventional photography.