Colton Allen

Colton grew up in rural Canada, and now lives in Talent, Oregon. He is a self-taught photographer, and began taking photos shortly before being diagnosed with ALS in 2008. Since his diagnosis he has lost most of his motor skills, including the ability to walk. He has lived primarily confined to a power chair since 2012. ​ Though he started out using a digital SLR, it wasn’t long before he embraced the beauty of film. Using mostly medium format cameras, his work is now nearly 100% film based. Inspired by the photography of Steven Shore and William Eggleston, he strives to find simple beauty in everyday life, but from a unique perspective.