In his “law of the instrument,” Abraham Maslow said, "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." This law certainly applies to photographers, since it’s tempting—necessary, even--to shoot just about everything of interest when one’s tool is a camera. That’s how we find our…”voice.”
Nature is the true and powerful artist and my intent is to capture for eternity the better part of those places and moments where she has done her work—in the landscape and on man’s creations—and offer up rich examples of color, form and texture—both representational and abstract--to intrigue the eye.
Allen Bourne earned a BS from Oklahoma State University in Journalism/Advertising. His focus on photography led to a news photography internship and a career in communications that includes work in graphic design studios, magazines, advertising agencies and corporate marketing. His purchase of an Eliot Porter portfolio in 1981 cemented his interest in abstract imagery and fueled an ongoing informal study of abstract expressionist painting, which influences his print and video work today.
Allen and his wife, Cindy, live in beautiful Placitas, New Mexico, where they are actively involved with volunteering and sharing knowledge and skills with their community.