About Reed

Aperture:f/32
Focal Length:55mm
ISO:1250
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Reed Woodside Allen is an artist living in Southern Maine.  Allen loves printmaking, graphic design, and filmmaking but finds himself delving into the realms of photography the most.  His work focuses on the beauty of the little things in life.  Drops of water on a window, reflections of leaves, shadows, trees, grass, and the natural brilliance of light, colors, textures, and patterns.  He finds interest in the sweet, simple nectar of our everyday lives that we sometimes overlook.  As he goes about his daily travels, running errands, going to school, visiting friends, sorting his way through life, seeking food and drink, he is always on watch for simple, real, spectacular, mystical, and interesting sightings.  Allen is very drawn to light and finding new ways of how to capture light through a camera lens.  He likes to think of his camera, as a camera, but also a sort of a brush to paint light with.

Reed was raised on an old farm in the foothills of Western Maine and graduated from University of Southern Maine with a BA in Studio Art with a focus in Photography in 2009. His work has been published in Portland Magazine and has also designed menus and flyers for local cafe’s and promoters.

He has collaborated on two exhibitions with fellow artist Edwige Charlot entitled fREsh juice.  Their first fresh juice show came to fruition in December of 2009 at the Free Street Gallery in Portland, Maine.  Their second installation ended at the Isaac Dyer Gallery in Gorham, Maine in February.  Allen has also contributed toPsychogeography at the Open Concepts Gallery in Portland, Maine in December 2009.  Additionally, he has had selected works up at the Two Point Gallery in Portland, Maine.


Fine Art, Editorial, Small Weddings, Portraits, Events, Commercial, Design

207.310.8116 | reedwallen@gmail.com | www.reedallenphotography.com | freshjuiceproject.wordpress.com | online shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/reedallen

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2 comments on “About Reed”

  1. Oh Reed,
    what growth in your work …I like this new path…very cool and artful!

  2. Great photograph! I really enjoyed your show. Great work!


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