Allen is a commercial and advertising photographer based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is consistently rated one of the best photographers in the country. His work can be seen on music album covers, magazines, and countless celebrity and company websites.
With over 20 years of experience in photography, Allen has traveled the world doing what he has described as his dream job, with a side of glorified stalking.
“When I began as a professional photographer many years ago, I had this idea that no one would even look at my portfolio unless I had someone in there that everyone would recognize. I then just went about finding the best characters for my book and filled in the spaces with things and people I have admired since I was a child.”
Over his career, Allen has photographed several celebrities including two US presidents, two knights, a host of famous musicians, producers, writers, actors, politicians, and what he likes to call, “everyday hardworking people (you know… the normal ones).”
He has been published in :
The Washington Post, The Hindu, Discovery Magazine, People, Shape, Time, Wired, Rolling Stone, Mojo, & The Telegraph
His celebrity clients are quite diverse & include: Ethan Hawke, President George H. Bush, President George W. Bush, Peyton Manning, Rick Ross, Nicole Kidman, Beyonce, Sir Elton John, Julian Assange, Sir George Martin, James Earl Jones, George Blagden, Tiffany, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite, Dave Matthews, Ludacris, Juicy J & Kid President!
His corporate clients include:
NFL, MLB, Puma, Reebok, MTV Networks, A&E Networks, Steve Madden, Journey’s Shoe Stores, Jack Daniels, Time/Life, Lifepoint Hospitals, 20th Century Fox, Delta Machinery, Lifeway Publishing, Sony Music Group, NARAS (Grammy’s), Yamaha Corp. HCA Healthcare & Conde Nast.