In Significance

Colton Allen is the guest artist for March and April. He grew up in rural Canada, and now lives in Talent, Oregon. In 2008, he was diagnosed with ALS, and has since lost most of his motor skills, including his ability to walk, and has been primarily confined to a power chair since 2012. Allen is a self-taught photographer, and began taking photos shortly before being diagnosed. 

Though Allen started out using a digital SLR, it wasn’t long before he embraced the beauty of film. Using mostly medium format cameras, Allen’s work is now nearly 100% film based. 

Inspired by the color photography of Steven Shore and William Eggleston, Allen strives to find simple beauty, in everyday life, but from a unique perspective.