Location: United States
While growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Allen became interested in photography at an early age. Using a neighbor’s basement darkroom, he developed, printed and enlarged his images, and made greeting cards with his younger brother’s image on the front. Later, in his professional career as a Construction Executive, he took photographs of hotels, convention centers, and shopping centers during their construction phase while under his supervision. Over the years, he has also taken photographs throughout the United States and while traveling abroad.
In 2000, Allen switched from film to digital and since his retirement and relocation to Miami, Florida in 2002, has been able to devote more time to capturing images. Allen has photographed locally at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, the Deering Estate at Cutler, and the Everglades National Park and he has participated in photographic workshops in Peru and Morocco. Also, he is a member of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and Photoworkshop.com.
Many of Allen’s images have earned a number of awards both locally and internationally including nominations four years in a row from the very prestigious International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards and from the AIA Miami International Photographic Competition. After this competition in 2010, he was presented with the opportunity to be a judge for the 2011 AIA Miami’s competition.
Some of his recent awards are –
International Color Awards, 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup: Two Nominees in the Americana Category; One Nominee in the People Category; One Nominee in the Still Life Category.
Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 2011 WPGA Editorial Awards: Two Honorable Mentions.
2011 WPGA 3rd Edition of The Pollux Awards, Series (5 Images), Children Category, "Children of Peru" - Honorable Mention; Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, 2011 June Pollux Competition: Portfolio Section - 1st Prize in the Children Category-Series; 3rd Prize in the Culture and Daily Life Category; 1st Prize in the Fine Art Category; 3rd Prize in the Still Life Category.
6th Annual Black & White Spider Awards: Nominees in Architectural Category, Sports Category, Wildlife Category and four in Photojournalism Category.
2011 Photographer's Forum Magazine 31st Annual Spring Photography Contest: Finalist.
Palm Beach Photographic Centre 15th Annual InFocus Juried Exhibition: Three images including one Honorable Mention.
Allen also had his images exhibited: In 2012 at the Worldwide Photographic Biennial Exhibition, The Palaise de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; in 2011 at the Bet Shira Congregation, Pinecrest, Florida; in 2010 at the Citibank Branch in Pinecrest, Florida.
Allen’s other interests include volunteering as a Listener in Miami-Dade Public Schools, being an avid reader of political mysteries and enjoying the theater, opera and a wide range of music.
Visit www.timelessimagesbyallenlubitz.com to see some of his work.
Timeless images…….those images captured in a snippet of time…..a snip is a fragment snipped off or cut off by bits…….so the image captured at that instance is without time because time is continuously moving on…….when I look at a scene, people, children, sporting event, flowers, nature, even still life, those fragments or snippets can never be seen again because life is undergoing constant change…….it is those fragments that appeal to my eye….whether it be a landscape with its changing shapes, colors and light……or a child’s expression and body language…..or a bird or butterfly in flight…….or a flower either opening or closing….or a tennis player straining to hit the ball…….I may be the only one experiencing those particular moments and want to share them with others so they can perhaps feel the same pleasure, amazement, questions that I felt when capturing the images, in a fragment of time that can never be seen again.....
Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, Homestead, Florida
Sahara Desert, Morocco
Everglades National Park, Homestead, Florida
Tricolored Heron, Green Cay, Boynton Beach, Florida
Great Egret, Everglades National Park, Homestead, Florida
Wood Stork, Green Cay, Boynton Beach, Florida