So below in the ABOUT section is all the blah blah blah... It doesn't really say much about me, the person. Here is a brief discourse to give a fragmented impression, as for the unabridged version... well...let's work together.
As a photographer I capture the world as I see it. As a digital artist I create the world as imagine it. These two visual outlets are on opposite ends of the creative spectrum and I approach each with a completely different mindset. Most of my commercial projects meet somewhere in the middle. My personal projects are firmly rooted in exploring either of these two disciplines in its purist form. In photography I am often drawn to how light paints itself in the camera over time. At times I have I have facetiously pondered the concept that maybe I am a painter but inadvertently picked up the wrong tool. With my conceptual photographic compilations I like to create images of things that can't be photographed or simply don't exist. In either discipline I see myself as a storyteller. It is, in most instances, my intention to capture an unfolding event in a single frame.
I feel it is a gift to meet people that think differently than I do, which allows me an opportunity to absorb their perspective. I relish being around people that are passionate about what they do; People who live consciously, act decisively but are open to change. It is my mantra to give people more than they are expecting and I like to work with people that love what they do. I try to embrace both sides of an argument because you can't really know a thing until you have seen it from all sides. I believe the average person is above average, simply waiting for the moment to share their gifts.
It takes a lot to raise my pulse, which is why my idea of a vacation is exploring erupting volcanos, chasing tornados and diving with great white sharks. I believe this is a trait that lends itself well to the fluid, fast-paced, demanding industry that I choose to immerse myself in. I think it is an asset to be able to wipe the mental sketch-board clean and start again with a fresh perspective when parameters change ( or the engineers weigh in on the creative process ).
Photography chose me. I am constantly on the search for that photograph that I hope to be entirely satisfied with and immensely proud of. I hope I never find it. The search is what makes me a photographer.
Allan Davey : Photographer. Retoucher. Digital Artist. Individually or in Any Combination
Next level retouching with the eye of a photographer.
"Not many projects require the complexity to build a dragon from hundreds of photographs including red cabbage and insect parts, but there is a comfort in knowing your retoucher is capable of it."
Allan can be brought in at any stage in the project from concept to final retouching. Studio or location he can shoot everything needed using the best medium format camera on the market. If you alreadny have a specific photographer in mind, Allan can be consulted to streamline the process or simply work with supplied photography.
As a photographer / retoucher he has been creating advertising images for many of the world’s iconic brands for more the two decades. As a digital artist he has created over 1500 book covers, many of them for New York Times best selling authors.
His photography and retouching for Cessna product brochures won “Best of Category” nationally ( USA ) 6 times
Most recently included in Luerzer’s Archive “200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide“ 2015/2016 2017/2018
Digital illustration represented in Worldwide with www.shannonassociates.com