Testimonials

 

H-AllenArt Photography Testimonials

 

Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award [2018]

“I am so proud and happy for you. This is an outstanding and well-deserved recognition!!!”
- Mike Moore., Coconut Grove, FL, Collector

“Allen…Congratulations upon the recognition received for your professional and artistic accomplishments…Kudos!!!...”
- Arnie H., Coconut Grove, FL, Collector

“Fabulous. Congratulations. No commentary about Bell Hopping at the Jackson Hotel in Long Beach? That got you ready to slay the world. Nice going. (:D”

- George B., Germantown, MD

“WOW! I am truly impressed. I am proud of you for all your many
accomplishments. You should feel very good. Thanks for sending.” 

- Bob Waters., Tucson, AZ

“H: Congratulations, but nothing nor no one can compare to your ascending to the very top of the Great Wall of China while carrying a bulky heavy professional tripod, camera and accessories. I was, am now, and will be forever, impressed with this legendary accomplishment!
Stay Well.”
- I. Richard J., Coconut Grove, FL

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High Country Magazine – “Country Barns & Pasture” [October 2018]

You have such a good eye for composition. Wish we could see your slide show!  Good luck with the move and furniture sale…
- Katherine McCarthy., Artist, Burnsville, NC

WOW Allen, your visualization of the barn is terrific and capturing this as a photo is even more so. Love your visual sensitivity. Take care.
Prentiss S., Miami, FL

MANY CONGRATULATIONS ALLEN!! That is a drop-dead gorgeous photograph and certainly deserves the honor of being on the front of that magazine!!!!!!!
- Cheryl S., Burnsville, NC

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JCR Weekly Online Feature [Nat’l Court Reporters Association] [2017]

“Dear Allen, 
“Kudos to YOU on your well-deserved acclamation in the JCR!   You are what every stenographer aspires to...an engaged life in all aspects of our existence!  You have definitely left your mark on this world and make it a better place every day with your contributions -- career-wise AND off the record! Echoing the JCR, thank you for sharing with us the gift of what you see through that talented camera lens!!!
“And, thank you for encouraging your son to be a continuing strong advocate for the profession!  His active participation in preserving and advancing the stenographic role in our system of justice is invaluable!
“Wishing you well now and always!”
- Sharon Velazco, RPR, FPR, CLR
President, Florida Court Reporters Association

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Art Quench Art Book/Inspiration Art Book [2017]

“Hey, I know this guy! Once again, Allen, recognition of your work in a very quality-rich venue. Just viewing all the other works is inspiring and enhances what you have accomplished.”
- Doug Edwards., Burnsville, NC

“You should be very proud.
“Great Work.”
- Bob and Jo Spirgel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Allen,

Congratulations!!!!!!!

They look GREAT!

- Jim Steed. – Punta Gorda, FL

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7th Annual Exposure Awards [2017]

Allen, while being a grand photographer, your personal charm runs parallel to your talent
- Woody Waga, Montclair, NJ

Allen - First time I've seen the Rice Lady. It's one of your best shots. 
- John Carreiro, Hilton Head, SC, Collector

What a creative range you have, Allen!!
- Doris Wong, Boston, MA

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Art & Beyond Magazine [Nov-Dec 2016]

“H:  Congrats on yet another honor to add to your collection of “honors!
Well, we received the picture – piece of art, not sure how to describe it!  There aren’t enough superlatives to describe it – beautiful, fantastic, gorgeous!  I’m not sure what process you use in the framing, but I have never seen another photo like it!  And to think all of that talent was stuck behind a steno machine all of those years – so glad you have finally been released to share your true talent with the world!  We are finding a prominent place in our FL home to display this masterpiece!  We will cherish it!”
- Much love, Tommy & MJ Runfola, Collectors

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Lecture – Asia: Sri Lanka-Nepal-Bhutan-Singapore [Yancey Co. Burnsville Library]
[2016]

“We wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the program the other night. The slides are absolutely spellbinding, makes you want to travel to exotic places. You brought the countries to life for everyone. Nepal was especially meaningful to us since Kali is there right now. Seeing the country thru your lens helped bring us closer to where she is.” 
- Brian & Joey Gurl – Venice, FL

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Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Exhibition [Sept. 10, 2015]

“Dear Allen,

“Usually one a month or so, in a dull moment, I sit down and go over my emails of the prior month to make sure I have not missed anything of importance.

I shortly ran across your fantastic upcoming show at The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery this coming Sept 10... Wow! You keep on knocking home runs with the bases loaded!

“Warm congratulations.

“Not sure where my travels will bring me on Sept 10, but if I am nearby, would love to see the show! Very Well done!!! Warm regards,” 
- Gerry Sprayregen – Miami, FL

 

“Allen, I am happy to have you as a friend ... You are ‘Elite!’ Your professionalism always stays on top! Bill”
- Bill Racolin, Collector


Fifth Annual Exposure Award -
 “Cigar Lady” Musee de Louvre Display [2015]

“Allen, I am a big fan of yours. In the short time I've known you there is no question that you are a great artist and that you are one of the few people who will leave his mark on this earth.”

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Congratulations (and that's a HUGE accomplishment) for being exhibited in the Louvre! 

- A. Satterlee, APR, Executive Director, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

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“Allen, what an exciting life you must be having. The photography is so wonderful, I feel like I'm looking over your shoulder at all the beauty you see. The Louvre, eh! That's pretty fantastic.”

- Sandra and Hutch[inson], Coconut Grove, FL

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International Color Awards & Artavita competitions

“Congratulations, Allen!  Your beautiful work continues to gain the attention it deserves.  I hope it has been a good photography show season in Miami for you.”  

- Patti Grosh, Photographer, Sarasota, FL & Burnsville, NC

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“Congratulations. Your photos are always great.
I will never forget you carrying a tripod and camera to the top of the Great Wall when I almost discarded my lightweight parka.”

- I. Richard Jacobs
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“WOW! I'm so excited by the deserved honors you are receiving. You are a Champion that strives to reach for the top, and you are.”

- Prentiss Seymour, Miami, FL
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Wall Street Network Radio Talk Show Interview – "South Florida Business Tonight Show" [2015]

“Hi, Allen,
Thanks for the link. It was a great interview, and while I think I know you well, I still learned more about the fascinating life you earned for yourself.
Even to an old guy, you are an inspiration.”
- Jack Pyle, Author – NC & FL
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“You are beginning to get the kind of recognition that you deserve. We are proud of you up here in Andrews.”
- Bob Ferreira, Director, Andrews Art Museum, NC

 

5th Annual Masters Cup – 2011 International Color Awards Honoring Color Photography



“Allen - Congratulations on being nominated a finalist in the photography competition. What a joy it is to be recognized for doing something you love!” 

Sylvia M. – Author, Milton, FL


“Congrats to a fine eye. I'm sure you're right up there with the right talent surrounding you. Now celebrate, pal!”

“Woody W. – VP, National firm, Florham Park, NJ ”


 

“Congratulations Allen. I enjoyed all the photos but of course thought yours were the best!”

Irene S. - Boca Raton, FL


 

“Wow!!! Thanks!!! How much fun to enjoy all the winners from around the world; however, you will always be the number one photographer in my book!!! Thanks.”

Lilia G. – Art Curator, Coconut Grove, FL


 

“So far I have just looked at the architecture submissions. 
All are stunning. Yours is splendid. Love the "mirror" effect. 
You've got a great eye, and God knows what else to have such talent. 
Bravo & congratulations. 
You are my winner.”

Dick M. - Attorney, Miami, FL

 


 

"Congrats, Allen!!! You’re a master!!” 

B.J. S – Foundation Administrator, Alexandria, VA

 


“Congrats to a fine eye. I'm sure you're right up there with the right talent surrounding you. Now celebrate, pal!” 

Woody W. – Montclair, NJ

 


“Congrats, Allen - You are a much better photographer than golfer, thank God.” 

Corey H. – Attorney, Miami, FL

 



“Mazel Tov!!! That is some gorgeous stuff!!! Such talent and so much beauty! Truly an accomplishment!”

Ellen O. – Miami, FL



How wonderful, Allen. How nice for you to receive recognition for your outstanding photography.

Lori & Jay - Miami, FL



“Congratulations!!! Love, love, love your Cigar Lady!!!!”

Kathleen T. – Artist, Spruce Pine, NC


 

“Congratulations Al! You certainly deserve to be recognized as a top international photographer! How nice to have you here in these mountains.” 

Judy C. – Altapass Orchard, Blue Ridge Parkway, Spruce Pine, NC


 

“Allen, these are GREAT photos. Your talent shows through!”

Bubba C. – Burnsville, NC

 



"H - while all of the shots are great, 79a is a compositional classic worthy of 1st prize in any exhibition: the lighting, the rocks of the water feature, the colors…Beautiful."

John C. – Hilton Head, SC



Allen - Another Chestnut Hill extraordinary photo. Striking red color with still green leaves. It's all in the composition and having an eye for beauty in nature

John C. – Hilton Head, SC



“I'm a frequent patron (weekly) and was there yesterday [Brockway Memorial Library] and one of the librarians told me "many people" are complimenting the exhibit. Just wanted to pass along the favorable news. 

Susan A. – Art Director, Miami Shores, FL



“Allen - Your 'People of the World' exhibit was not only most appropriate for our library's exhibition, but also a cultural benefit to our Miami Shores community. It was most popular with our patrons and has been one of the best exhibitions we have had!” 

Susan A. – Art Director, Miami Shores, FL


“Allen - Thanks. I know of Aperture....Your work is great.” 

Bernard E. – Photographer, Miami, FL



“I was talking to my friends Joslynn Miller when she told me Diane Sepler had called her to rave about your photography. That's a huge compliment, Joz said. I told her you'd been doing it for some time and love what you do. You're terrific!” ” 

Lori L. – Miami, FL


 


People's Choice Awards - "Artists Wanted: Year in Review" - Photography Competition



“Truly AMAZING … Five stars all the way !!!!! For some friends and family you offer polite applause to their performance or artwork, but in your case the roar and accolades are all fully deserved. Bravo, my friend! Good luck in the competition.”

Richard O’B. - Miami, FL


Allen, 

“Excellent! Made me go into your portfolio and remember what an idiot I was that I didn't go with you to the Moussem de Tan-Tan ...Good luck with this competition!” 

Tomas – Photographer, Miami Beach, FL



Allen,

“Done! 5 Stars! It is beautiful. That is very exciting.”

Ellen O. – Miami, FL


 

Hi Allen,

“My favorite photograph is the Indian boys wearing those colorful turbans. The black and white photograph of the Cuban interior is spectacular, too. Good luck with the competition.”

Pablo C., Artist - Miami, FL


 

“Very nice. I voted and gave you five stars. Congrats.”

Chuck L. – Attorney, Miami, FL



“I voted! And will continue to do so…good luck, Allen!”

Lilia G. – Coconut Grove, FL


“Really nice!!! Good luck.” 

D+W – Art Collector, Key Biscayne, FL


I hope you are pleased with your presentation. It was very well attended and professionally done. I missed seeing the colors at their best, as I am familiar with almost all of your photos. But the anecdotes were wonderful and the little gasps and giggles should let you know that certain photos evoked emotional responses...a sign of real artistry.

Anonymous, NC



"Loved the photo of the Italian lake, most beautiful area on earth. The photo of the Guggenheim Bilbao demonstrated a knowledge of architectural principles rare in a photographer. Worthy of anyone's vote." 

Richard MacC. - NC



“Your work is lovely. The cropping on some is really dramatic... I'm thinking of the Elephant Eye. “Congratulations.” 

Harvey W. – Key Biscayne, FL



“Very good competition; you were in good company... I'll "butt" you a cigar... [pun for close, but no cigar] and your Cuban Cigar Lady."

Tom S. – Coral Gables, FL


 

6th Annual Masters Cup – 2012 International Color Awards Honoring Color Photography


Congrats. Love the twins.” 

Gina D. – Miami, FL


“Your work is exquisite! I took the time to view your website Gallery and am really impressed. Congratulations on the well deserved recognition!”

Sandra G. – Attorney, Miami, FL


“Smashing, simply smashing, there, Allen”

Hal B. – Miami, FL


“Nice job. My Benowitzes are increasing in value each day.”

John C. – Boca Raton, FL



“Good for you! Congratulations! They are lovely images. Best regards,”

Lyndy L. – Attorney, Miami, FL


“I love it!!! How can anyone pick a winner? They are all wonderful and, yes, all winners!.”

Ellen O. – Miami, FL



“Congratulations; indeed, spectacular photos. They are wonderful. Best regards,”

Becky H. – Miami, FL


“You continue to amaze me with your love for the camera. Congratulations.”

Tom S. – Coral Gables, FL



“Congratulations, Allen. We are very proud of you. Your work is really superb! Best regards,”

Cheryl S. – Coral Gables, FL


“Congratulations, Allen. Your photographs are beautiful!”

Deborah W. – Tulsa, OK



“Congratulations, Allen! You have some amazing photographs and certainly deserve the honor. Best regards,”

Mary Margaret U.


“Loved your "Tulips in Prime!" I like colorful shots. Good luck.”

Robin H. – Miami, FL



“Congratulations, Allen! You have some amazing photographs and certainly deserve the honor. Best regards,”

Tamar E. – Gallery Owner, Miami Design District, FL


 

“Allen, your work is brilliant!!! Your "Children of the World" is a masterpiece. I can't imagine a better picture.”

Alan D. – Attorney, Miami, FL



“Allen, congrats on recognition of your continued excellence. Best regards,”

Myron S. – Attorney, Miami, FL


 

Thank you for the invitation. Morocco is one of my favorite countries. I take and collect photos from there. I have seen your other works before and I find your photography exceptional…

Carl Askia El-Amin, Coral Gables, FL



New August 2013 

Laurel of Asheville article; Burnsville TRAC art opening

A well done intro into whom and what you represent... Really liked it...Pictures are great…The person behind the lens allows the viewer insight that, I feel, is needed...Well done. Good luck.

Sheldon B. – Miami, FL



Best of luck with the opening reception. I was interested in reading your comments about film vs. digital. I admire your ability to not only embrace change, but to welcome it and see the positive in it.

Donna S. – Coconut Grove, FL

 



Are you still shooting with film? Your Blue-domed Church in Santorini, is one of your best. Do you have that specialized Tilt-Shift (Perspective Control) lens for shooting architecture? Keep up the good work. [“No; hand-held 35mm. – HAB”]

Harry G. – Coconut Grove, FL

 



I actually finally went on your website and loved everything you do! And your history is incredible! Good for you! How old are you away? 150 years old? You have done so much! Very impressive! You have so much to be proud of! I am a novice compared to you and need to start collecting and writing down the few things that I have done in the past. My mind has never even thought in that way. You’re extremely talented and have had so much experience. I feel like getting up and getting out of here and just traveling all over the world! Don’t get me wrong, I have traveled, but I have not kept records or even touched some of my photographs from some of the places that I have been to! I can see that I have a LOT OF WORK TO DO!!! Would you like to be my private mentor? Just kidding! Like you would have time to do that? I am just so impressed with all that you have done and have to show for your life. It’s amazing and awesome work! I do admire you and your work so much. Keep up the incredible work.

I speak the truth about you and your work. I admire you and look up to you and your organizational skills, talent and sharing. You're a man of great respect.

For that and much more I thank you.

You have become my role model and I now have to get my photographic "life" in order and take it more "seriously."

Thank you again for all that you have done to help get me in the right direction. I am rather new to all of this and appreciate all the help I can get. There are so few people who are willing to share. Thank you again.

See you at Spectrum. 

Francine R. – Boca Raton, FL

 



Hello, Allen,

We met in a recent event and you cordially gave us your contact info. We admire your work very much.

Cristy P. – Miami, FL



Allen, I wish you the best. I think you are at the very top level of photographers, anywhere.

Jon Z. – Miami, FL



Allen, your photography makes me cry with its beauty. You must be very proud.

Sandra H. – Coconut Grove, FL



Hello, Allen,

I always appreciate the beauty of the photography that you so generously share.

Colin and I absolutely enjoy all of the photos and information you send us relating to your photography, as well as other photographers' work.

It is amazing when we stop and observe. Your talent is capturing the beauty that others miss. Also, a wonderful reminder to take a breath from our hectic lives.

You do not disappoint.

Always, our very best.

Karen G. – New York, NY



Year in Review 2013 People’s Choice Awards:

Hi Allen:

I voted for you. Your photographs are nothing short of amazing.

Roma T. – Wellington, FL



Allen, I loved your photos, great job! Hope you win.

Esta T. – Miami, FL


H. Allen, the wonderful photograph of the Bedouin girl and her young camel has a favorite place in my living room. It is the best art.

Thank you for taking this picture!

M. Newman, Miami Shores, FL

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Allen,

“Great seeing you and Jo last night. Your photos are really very good, Allen. Keep pushing and you will one day soon get the recognition your work deserves.”

“Harvey O.” - Art Dealer – Coral Gables, FL

 


 

Hi Allen and Jo,

“Last Wednesday I went to Mayfair and saw your exhibition. It's wonderful! I was blown away by your work. I had only seen Cuba before. I loved the gallery space...and it showed your work wonderfully.”

“Vicki Z. ” - Fine Art Photographer – Miami, FL


Allen,

“Congratulations on a fabulous opening! I believe that was the biggest crowd we ever had and everything went perfectly. It was an excellent idea to wear the Moroccan outfit -- it set the mood for the story you told of your very special trip there. A truly lovely evening.”

“Donna S. ” – Coconut Grove, FL


 

Allen,

“You’ve got a great eye and can also spot talent…
Will try to make it.
Congrats…”

“Andy V. ” - Coral Gables, FL


 

Allen,

“I may not be able to come over there tomorrow night, though I will try. I did look in the window and the show is just beautiful. I'll truly do my best to drop by tomorrow evening...congratulations on this show. It is a winner."

"Karen D.” - Artist – Coconut Grove, FL

 


 

Allen,

“The Cuba photographs are wonderful. A remarkable document of life in Cuba through the lens of your great eye."

“All the best, Andrew R.” - Artist and Architect – Miami, FL

 


 

Allen,

I just got through viewing your web page and you inspire me to do more photography. When we get together I would like your comments on some of my pictures as I respect your talents. I just got a great buy on a Leica R9 35mm SLR and went out shooting today to see some of the results. Let me know what works for you next week."

“Peter W.” - Attorney-Photographer – Miami, FL

 



Hello, Mr. Benowitz.

“Last night was a very good opportunity to see your wonderful framed work. The colors look much better in print than in digital.

You have a natural gift; sharp eyes and visual mind.

I really like: "No Papel" and ‘Mother and Two Children.’

It was my pleasure to see you and to admire such a marvelous art.

“Thank you for your invitation

“Orlando G.” - Graphic-Web Designer – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 



Hi, Mr. Benowitz,

“I just saw the invitation you sent Carol Berk. I am so impressed by your work.....I'm glad you took this trip to Cuba and that your talent can show the world how Cuba really is.....most tourists that I have met from other countries don't see the side of Cuba that we (Cubans) know exist. I wish you much success.

Hope to be able to enjoy one of your exhibits soon."

“Maggie R. ” - Legal Assistant – Miami, FL

 


Allen,

“I love what you’ve created and how you’ve created yourself an artist. The eye you bring to the world is extraordinary. Thank you for including me in what you’re up to."

“Diane E.” - Executive Reporting Service – St. Petersburg, FL

 



Wow, Allen.

That is fabulous! That just might be one of those historical photos that becomes worth a fortune in time. Great artist, too!"

“Sandi” – Lyon Reporting Service – Atlanta, GA



Allen,

Your photographs are beautiful, and you took me on a journey reminiscent of my travels as I previewed the images online…I have a good friend in Annecy, and it is truly a magical city!

Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving."

“Rafael R.” - Director of Advancement, University College of Engineering – Coral Gables, FL



Allen,

I just found your photography website and my jaw is on the floor, alternating with goose bumps and smiling from ear to ear! YOU are soooooooo Talented !!!!
“I'm in awe! I took photography in college and had my own dark room for a while. It was always something I enjoyed. My brother, Jedd, has a terrific eye and takes great pix. I'm going to forward him your website also. I know he'll really appreciate it. WOW :-) Your photos are absolutely spectacular!"

“Bev H.” – Los Angeles, CA



Allen

“You should be so proud of your photographic art. I viewed almost all of your "gallery" of art. You've shot and collected a treasure of beautiful scenes. They form the foundation of a peaceful future. Hopefully, financially rewarding, as well--but you have the talent and eye. Guy liked your work, as well."

“Woody W.” – VP-Veritext Reporting – Montclair, NJ



Allen,

Fog City” really grabbed me. It’s an image that’s communicating with me at many levels, e.g. intellect, image, memory, anxiety (!), i.a. It’s terrific."

“John D.” – Miami, FL



Hi Allen:

"Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with me. I checked out your website and it's funny how we have similar styles...and subject matter...look forward to our views of Cuba...I hope mine is not too tainted by my personal emotions...I’m afraid of that...."

“I loved your work. “

“Vicki Z.” – Fine Art Photographer – Miami, FL



Thanks for sharing this video with us.

Your work is wonderful. You have come a long way. It looks like you have the "eye". We hope we can get together when you come to NC.”

“Joe and Jill L.” - Asheville, NC



"Allen,

That was a terrific segment South Florida Today did on you! I'm very impressed! The photographs are terrific. The one with the horsemen reminds me of a scene right out of ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ " –

“Lori & Jay” - Miami, FL



I just watched the Channel 6 interview.

What a fantastic opportunity! You handled it like a pro. It was fun knowing the photos and having cared for some of them here.”

“Karen D.” - Artist, Grovehouse Artists - Coconut Grove, FL [NBC6.net TV Interview]



I knew you when you used a single reflex Kodak brownie!

Congratulations.”

Harry T.” – Attorney - Miami, FL [NBC6.net TV Interview]

 



Dear Allen,

“I visited your exhibit yesterday. I came by early..... I thought the show was beautiful. The image of the pelican is stunning and your TV interview excellent. I look forward to seeing your images of new adventures.”

“All the best, Pablo” – Pablo C., Artist - Miami, FL


 

Allen,

Just wanted to tell you that a couple of weeks ago we brought your photo of The Three Women into the company that has done framing for us in the past. When we showed him the photo and explained that it was a photo, he thought we were just kidding, because he thought it was an actual painting, not a photo.

Anyway, just picked up the Three Women beautifully framed in gold, and it's pretty darn smashing, to say the least. It will be hung in our master bedroom tomorrow.”

”Seymour and Muriel W.”- Chicago, IL



Allen,

Artwork arrived safe and sound. Very excited. Loved it even more than before.”

“Michael H.” - Los Angeles, CA



Dear Allen.

Thank you so much for your time and generosity in meeting with my students. I know that you made a great impact on their thinking about photography and the world.”

“Marilyn P.” - Computer Art Technology, Expressive Arts Magnet, South Miami K-8 Center, Miami, FL



Dear Allen,

I visited your work today and said hello for you. The images are so special, as they capture individuality, daily life, and lovely movement. Your story words are insightful, and show a compassion for humanity, just like the photos, and reveal the artist's goodness.”

“World famous j*” - Deerfield Beach, FL



Allen,

I watched your piece on Art Street and it was really great! I’m proud of you, your work, and how you have touched so many lives by providing such touching images through your ‘gifted eye.’ Congratulations!.”

Nory C. – Professional - Coral Gables, FL



Hi Allen,

I watched your interview last night and wow, was I impressed. Congratulations!”

Best, Donna Lee S. - Artist - Studio #32 – Miami, FL



YOU ARE

really excellent in front of a camera... as well as behind one! Really great work.”

Mickey T. - Artist – Miami Beach, FL



“Wonderful!!! Congratulations!

The production was just beautiful. I can say I knew you when but no, “when” was some time ago. You’re now there. I wasn’t aware of your very interesting background. Our experiences certainly do make us what we are. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. All the Best."

Marilyn L. – Artist - Key Biscayne, FL

 



“Excellent

portrayal of your photography and travels. Congratulations! Keep up your great work.”

Peggie T. – Professional - Miami, FL



“Allen,

You are a star. That was a beautiful session on WLRN. You came across like a champ, really. It was beautiful to watch. Congratulations."

Ray De S. Boca Raton, FL

 



“Allen,

I just finished viewing the U-Tube interview you did for the PBS station. Your Photography certainly proves the old adage, ‘A picture is worth ten thousand words’ to be true. Thank you for showing us a glimpse of the man behind the lens.”

“Sylvia M.” – Author – Milton, FL

 


 

Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award [2018]

“I am so proud and happy for you. This is an outstanding and well-deserved recognition!!!”
- Mike Moore., Coconut Grove, FL, Collector

“Allen…Congratulations upon the recognition received for your professional and artistic accomplishments…Kudos!!!...”
- Arnie H., Coconut Grove, FL, Collector

“Fabulous. Congratulations. No commentary about Bell Hopping at the Jackson Hotel in Long Beach? That got you ready to slay the world. Nice going. (:D”

- George B., Germantown, MD

“WOW! I am truly impressed. I am proud of you for all your many
accomplishments. You should feel very good. Thanks for sending.” 

- Bob Waters., Tucson, AZ

“H: Congratulations, but nothing nor no one can compare to your ascending to the very top of the Great Wall of China while carrying a bulky heavy professional tripod, camera and accessories. I was, am now, and will be forever, impressed with this legendary accomplishment!
Stay Well.”
- I. Richard J., Coconut Grove, FL

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High Country Magazine – “Country Barns & Pasture” [October 2018]

You have such a good eye for composition. Wish we could see your slide show!  Good luck with the move and furniture sale…
- Katherine McCarthy., Artist, Burnsville, NC

WOW Allen, your visualization of the barn is terrific and capturing this as a photo is even more so. Love your visual sensitivity. Take care.
Prentiss S., Miami, FL

MANY CONGRATULATIONS ALLEN!! That is a drop-dead gorgeous photograph and certainly deserves the honor of being on the front of that magazine!!!!!!!
- Cheryl S., Burnsville, NC

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JCR Weekly Online Feature [Nat’l Court Reporters Association] [2017]

“Dear Allen, 
“Kudos to YOU on your well-deserved acclamation in the JCR!   You are what every stenographer aspires to...an engaged life in all aspects of our existence!  You have definitely left your mark on this world and make it a better place every day with your contributions -- career-wise AND off the record! Echoing the JCR, thank you for sharing with us the gift of what you see through that talented camera lens!!!
“And, thank you for encouraging your son to be a continuing strong advocate for the profession!  His active participation in preserving and advancing the stenographic role in our system of justice is invaluable!
“Wishing you well now and always!”
- Sharon Velazco, RPR, FPR, CLR
President, Florida Court Reporters Association

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Art Quench Art Book/Inspiration Art Book [2017]

“Hey, I know this guy! Once again, Allen, recognition of your work in a very quality-rich venue. Just viewing all the other works is inspiring and enhances what you have accomplished.”
- Doug Edwards., Burnsville, NC

“You should be very proud.
“Great Work.”
- Bob and Jo Spirgel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Allen,

Congratulations!!!!!!!

They look GREAT!

- Jim Steed. – Punta Gorda, FL

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7th Annual Exposure Awards [2017]

Allen, while being a grand photographer, your personal charm runs parallel to your talent
- Woody Waga, Montclair, NJ

Allen - First time I've seen the Rice Lady. It's one of your best shots. 
- John Carreiro, Hilton Head, SC, Collector

What a creative range you have, Allen!!
- Doris Wong, Boston, MA

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Art & Beyond Magazine [Nov-Dec 2016]

“H:  Congrats on yet another honor to add to your collection of “honors!
Well, we received the picture – piece of art, not sure how to describe it!  There aren’t enough superlatives to describe it – beautiful, fantastic, gorgeous!  I’m not sure what process you use in the framing, but I have never seen another photo like it!  And to think all of that talent was stuck behind a steno machine all of those years – so glad you have finally been released to share your true talent with the world!  We are finding a prominent place in our FL home to display this masterpiece!  We will cherish it!”
- Much love, Tommy & MJ Runfola, Collectors

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Lecture – Asia: Sri Lanka-Nepal-Bhutan-Singapore [Yancey Co. Burnsville Library]
[2016]

“We wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the program the other night. The slides are absolutely spellbinding, makes you want to travel to exotic places. You brought the countries to life for everyone. Nepal was especially meaningful to us since Kali is there right now. Seeing the country thru your lens helped bring us closer to where she is.” 
- Brian & Joey Gurl – Venice, FL

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Amsterdam Whitney Gallery Exhibition [Sept. 10, 2015]

“Dear Allen,

“Usually one a month or so, in a dull moment, I sit down and go over my emails of the prior month to make sure I have not missed anything of importance.

I shortly ran across your fantastic upcoming show at The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery this coming Sept 10... Wow! You keep on knocking home runs with the bases loaded!

“Warm congratulations.

“Not sure where my travels will bring me on Sept 10, but if I am nearby, would love to see the show! Very Well done!!! Warm regards,” 
- Gerry Sprayregen – Miami, FL

 

“Allen, I am happy to have you as a friend ... You are ‘Elite!’ Your professionalism always stays on top! Bill”
- Bill Racolin, Collector


Fifth Annual Exposure Award -
 “Cigar Lady” Musee de Louvre Display [2015]

“Allen, I am a big fan of yours. In the short time I've known you there is no question that you are a great artist and that you are one of the few people who will leave his mark on this earth.”

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Congratulations (and that's a HUGE accomplishment) for being exhibited in the Louvre! 

- A. Satterlee, APR, Executive Director, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

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“Allen, what an exciting life you must be having. The photography is so wonderful, I feel like I'm looking over your shoulder at all the beauty you see. The Louvre, eh! That's pretty fantastic.”

- Sandra and Hutch[inson], Coconut Grove, FL

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International Color Awards & Artavita competitions

“Congratulations, Allen!  Your beautiful work continues to gain the attention it deserves.  I hope it has been a good photography show season in Miami for you.”  

- Patti Grosh, Photographer, Sarasota, FL & Burnsville, NC

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“Congratulations. Your photos are always great.
I will never forget you carrying a tripod and camera to the top of the Great Wall when I almost discarded my lightweight parka.”

- I. Richard Jacobs
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“WOW! I'm so excited by the deserved honors you are receiving. You are a Champion that strives to reach for the top, and you are.”

- Prentiss Seymour, Miami, FL
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Wall Street Network Radio Talk Show Interview – "South Florida Business Tonight Show" [2015]

“Hi, Allen,
Thanks for the link. It was a great interview, and while I think I know you well, I still learned more about the fascinating life you earned for yourself.
Even to an old guy, you are an inspiration.”
- Jack Pyle, Author – NC & FL
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“You are beginning to get the kind of recognition that you deserve. We are proud of you up here in Andrews.”
- Bob Ferreira, Director, Andrews Art Museum, NC

 

5th Annual Masters Cup – 2011 International Color Awards Honoring Color Photography



“Allen - Congratulations on being nominated a finalist in the photography competition. What a joy it is to be recognized for doing something you love!”

Sylvia M. – Author, Milton, FL


“Congrats to a fine eye. I'm sure you're right up there with the right talent surrounding you. Now celebrate, pal!”

“Woody W. – VP, National firm, Florham Park, NJ ”


 

“Congratulations Allen. I enjoyed all the photos but of course thought yours were the best!”

Irene S. - Boca Raton, FL


 

“Wow!!! Thanks!!! How much fun to enjoy all the winners from around the world; however, you will always be the number one photographer in my book!!! Thanks.”

Lilia G. – Art Curator, Coconut Grove, FL


 

“So far I have just looked at the architecture submissions.
All are stunning. Yours is splendid. Love the "mirror" effect.
You've got a great eye, and God knows what else to have such talent.
Bravo & congratulations.
You are my winner.”

Dick M. - Attorney, Miami, FL

 


 

"Congrats, Allen!!! You’re a master!!”

B.J. S – Foundation Administrator, Alexandria, VA

 


“Congrats to a fine eye. I'm sure you're right up there with the right talent surrounding you. Now celebrate, pal!”

Woody W. – Montclair, NJ

 


“Congrats, Allen - You are a much better photographer than golfer, thank God.”

Corey H. – Attorney, Miami, FL

 



“Mazel Tov!!! That is some gorgeous stuff!!! Such talent and so much beauty! Truly an accomplishment!”

Ellen O. – Miami, FL



How wonderful, Allen. How nice for you to receive recognition for your outstanding photography.

Lori & Jay - Miami, FL



“Congratulations!!! Love, love, love your Cigar Lady!!!!”

Kathleen T. – Artist, Spruce Pine, NC


 

“Congratulations Al! You certainly deserve to be recognized as a top international photographer! How nice to have you here in these mountains.”

Judy C. – Altapass Orchard, Blue Ridge Parkway, Spruce Pine, NC


 

“Allen, these are GREAT photos. Your talent shows through!”

Bubba C. – Burnsville, NC

 



"H - while all of the shots are great, 79a is a compositional classic worthy of 1st prize in any exhibition: the lighting, the rocks of the water feature, the colors…Beautiful."

John C. – Hilton Head, SC



Allen - Another Chestnut Hill extraordinary photo. Striking red color with still green leaves. It's all in the composition and having an eye for beauty in nature

John C. – Hilton Head, SC



“I'm a frequent patron (weekly) and was there yesterday [Brockway Memorial Library] and one of the librarians told me "many people" are complimenting the exhibit. Just wanted to pass along the favorable news.

Susan A. – Art Director, Miami Shores, FL



“Allen - Your 'People of the World' exhibit was not only most appropriate for our library's exhibition, but also a cultural benefit to our Miami Shores community. It was most popular with our patrons and has been one of the best exhibitions we have had!”

Susan A. – Art Director, Miami Shores, FL


“Allen - Thanks. I know of Aperture....Your work is great.”

Bernard E. – Photographer, Miami, FL



“I was talking to my friends Joslynn Miller when she told me Diane Sepler had called her to rave about your photography. That's a huge compliment, Joz said. I told her you'd been doing it for some time and love what you do. You're terrific!” ”

Lori L. – Miami, FL


 


People's Choice Awards - "Artists Wanted: Year in Review" - Photography Competition



“Truly AMAZING … Five stars all the way !!!!! For some friends and family you offer polite applause to their performance or artwork, but in your case the roar and accolades are all fully deserved. Bravo, my friend! Good luck in the competition.”

Richard O’B. - Miami, FL


Allen,

“Excellent! Made me go into your portfolio and remember what an idiot I was that I didn't go with you to the Moussem de Tan-Tan ...Good luck with this competition!”

Tomas – Photographer, Miami Beach, FL



Allen,

“Done! 5 Stars! It is beautiful. That is very exciting.”

Ellen O. – Miami, FL


 

Hi Allen,

“My favorite photograph is the Indian boys wearing those colorful turbans. The black and white photograph of the Cuban interior is spectacular, too. Good luck with the competition.”

Pablo C., Artist - Miami, FL


 

“Very nice. I voted and gave you five stars. Congrats.”

Chuck L. – Attorney, Miami, FL



“I voted! And will continue to do so…good luck, Allen!”

Lilia G. – Coconut Grove, FL


“Really nice!!! Good luck.”

D+W – Art Collector, Key Biscayne, FL


I hope you are pleased with your presentation. It was very well attended and professionally done. I missed seeing the colors at their best, as I am familiar with almost all of your photos. But the anecdotes were wonderful and the little gasps and giggles should let you know that certain photos evoked emotional responses...a sign of real artistry.

Anonymous, NC



"Loved the photo of the Italian lake, most beautiful area on earth. The photo of the Guggenheim Bilbao demonstrated a knowledge of architectural principles rare in a photographer. Worthy of anyone's vote."

Richard MacC. - NC



“Your work is lovely. The cropping on some is really dramatic... I'm thinking of the Elephant Eye. “Congratulations.”

Harvey W. – Key Biscayne, FL



“Very good competition; you were in good company... I'll "butt" you a cigar... [pun for close, but no cigar] and your Cuban Cigar Lady."

Tom S. – Coral Gables, FL


 

6th Annual Masters Cup – 2012 International Color Awards Honoring Color Photography


Congrats. Love the twins.”

Gina D. – Miami, FL


“Your work is exquisite! I took the time to view your website Gallery and am really impressed. Congratulations on the well deserved recognition!”

Sandra G. – Attorney, Miami, FL


“Smashing, simply smashing, there, Allen”

Hal B. – Miami, FL


“Nice job. My Benowitzes are increasing in value each day.”

John C. – Boca Raton, FL



“Good for you! Congratulations! They are lovely images. Best regards,”

Lyndy L. – Attorney, Miami, FL


“I love it!!! How can anyone pick a winner? They are all wonderful and, yes, all winners!.”

Ellen O. – Miami, FL



“Congratulations; indeed, spectacular photos. They are wonderful. Best regards,”

Becky H. – Miami, FL


“You continue to amaze me with your love for the camera. Congratulations.”

Tom S. – Coral Gables, FL



“Congratulations, Allen. We are very proud of you. Your work is really superb! Best regards,”

Cheryl S. – Coral Gables, FL


“Congratulations, Allen. Your photographs are beautiful!”

Deborah W. – Tulsa, OK



“Congratulations, Allen! You have some amazing photographs and certainly deserve the honor. Best regards,”

Mary Margaret U.


“Loved your "Tulips in Prime!" I like colorful shots. Good luck.”

Robin H. – Miami, FL



“Congratulations, Allen! You have some amazing photographs and certainly deserve the honor. Best regards,”

Tamar E. – Gallery Owner, Miami Design District, FL


 

“Allen, your work is brilliant!!! Your "Children of the World" is a masterpiece. I can't imagine a better picture.”

Alan D. – Attorney, Miami, FL



“Allen, congrats on recognition of your continued excellence. Best regards,”

Myron S. – Attorney, Miami, FL


 

Thank you for the invitation. Morocco is one of my favorite countries. I take and collect photos from there. I have seen your other works before and I find your photography exceptional…

Carl Askia El-Amin, Coral Gables, FL



New August 2013

Laurel of Asheville article; Burnsville TRAC art opening

A well done intro into whom and what you represent... Really liked it...Pictures are great…The person behind the lens allows the viewer insight that, I feel, is needed...Well done. Good luck.

Sheldon B. – Miami, FL



Best of luck with the opening reception. I was interested in reading your comments about film vs. digital. I admire your ability to not only embrace change, but to welcome it and see the positive in it.

Donna S. – Coconut Grove, FL

 



Are you still shooting with film? Your Blue-domed Church in Santorini, is one of your best. Do you have that specialized Tilt-Shift (Perspective Control) lens for shooting architecture? Keep up the good work. [“No; hand-held 35mm. – HAB”]

Harry G. – Coconut Grove, FL

 



I actually finally went on your website and loved everything you do! And your history is incredible! Good for you! How old are you away? 150 years old? You have done so much! Very impressive! You have so much to be proud of! I am a novice compared to you and need to start collecting and writing down the few things that I have done in the past. My mind has never even thought in that way. You’re extremely talented and have had so much experience. I feel like getting up and getting out of here and just traveling all over the world! Don’t get me wrong, I have traveled, but I have not kept records or even touched some of my photographs from some of the places that I have been to! I can see that I have a LOT OF WORK TO DO!!! Would you like to be my private mentor? Just kidding! Like you would have time to do that? I am just so impressed with all that you have done and have to show for your life. It’s amazing and awesome work! I do admire you and your work so much. Keep up the incredible work.

I speak the truth about you and your work. I admire you and look up to you and your organizational skills, talent and sharing. You're a man of great respect.

For that and much more I thank you.

You have become my role model and I now have to get my photographic "life" in order and take it more "seriously."

Thank you again for all that you have done to help get me in the right direction. I am rather new to all of this and appreciate all the help I can get. There are so few people who are willing to share. Thank you again.

See you at Spectrum.

Francine R. – Boca Raton, FL

 



Hello, Allen,

We met in a recent event and you cordially gave us your contact info. We admire your work very much.

Cristy P. – Miami, FL



Allen, I wish you the best. I think you are at the very top level of photographers, anywhere.

Jon Z. – Miami, FL



Allen, your photography makes me cry with its beauty. You must be very proud.

Sandra H. – Coconut Grove, FL



Hello, Allen,

I always appreciate the beauty of the photography that you so generously share.

Colin and I absolutely enjoy all of the photos and information you send us relating to your photography, as well as other photographers' work.

It is amazing when we stop and observe. Your talent is capturing the beauty that others miss. Also, a wonderful reminder to take a breath from our hectic lives.

You do not disappoint.

Always, our very best.

Karen G. – New York, NY



Year in Review 2013 People’s Choice Awards:

Hi Allen:

I voted for you. Your photographs are nothing short of amazing.

Roma T. – Wellington, FL



Allen, I loved your photos, great job! Hope you win.

Esta T. – Miami, FL


H. Allen, the wonderful photograph of the Bedouin girl and her young camel has a favorite place in my living room. It is the best art.

Thank you for taking this picture!

M. Newman, Miami Shores, FL