Allan Castle Creates unique, Fine Art Images.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. Jonathan Swift
I see photos in my dreams. I believe it is my destiny to create beautiful photos. Photos no one can create or see in their dreams.
Photography is not just a business for me. It is a exciting and spiritual experience. The kind of experience you have when time stops or slows down and you can see everything. Like a lucid dream or vision.
My many years of taking photos have involved using many tools and techniques, but I feel most of my best work is creating photos of people. Making the photo match my vision, as much as possible. Creating a dream picture. Capturing something of the soul of a person. Their essence and the gaze of their eyes and emotions.
I want my photos to make you say "WOW". That no one else could have created exactly that photo. That the picture is a important keepsake. A work of art, not just a snapshot.
Many of my pictures are surrealistic or sometimes impressionistic looking images. My photos may sometimes appear vintage, like they were taken 100 years ago. Like a silent movie or your grandparents photo album portraits.
I don't believe photos have to be realistic. They do not need to sharply show every line and blemish on a person's face. Elements can also be added, that may not exist in real life. More like a masters' painting or artist's illustration.
Cameras are like an artist's brushes and paints. Some artists use watercolors, while other artists use prefer acrylic paint or mix several media (mixed media). I often use digital cameras for my work, but also have and use several film cameras. Each helps create an unique way of capturing the image and seeing the world.
My photography services are meant for sophisticated clients who desire unique fine art photographs. If you want to capture timeless beauty, please contact Allan for more information and to reserve your time for the photo session or to buy fine art prints.
Allan has over 30 years of experience and has extensive credits.
Publications, his work as appeared in and companies he has completed assignments for include (partial list):
Celebrity Society Magazine (Beverly Hills)
New Beauty Magazine
The Los Angeles Times
Beverly Hills 213
Kohl's Department Store
KHJ-TV (Metromedia Entertainment)
Abba Hair Products
Law firms including Dorsey and Whitney and many more.
University of Colorado, Health Sciences Department
And many other companies, magazines, newspapers and websites, internationally.
Allan is honored to have worked with Mr. William Travilla. Mr. Travilla was one of Hollywood's best know costume designers and designed gowns for eleven of Marilyn Monroe's motion pictures and won an Emmy for his work in TV.