Last I checked, there were three people named Brian K. Allen in the Seattle area. I am the photographer Brian K. Allen who is active in western Washington and in Alaska. I teach at the Photographic Center Northwest, and I help out at the Seattle Go Center. Most of my recent assignments involve careful documentation of historic buildings. I also explore the edges of the documentary process in my personal art work.
I have done a variety of documentary projects in the past, from photographing new buildings for American Institute of Architecture design competitions, to making portraits of Yupik elders in Kasigluk and Nunapitchuk, Alaska. I was a photographer for Harvard Yearbook from 1971-1976, and I completed the MA program at New York University/International Center of Photography during 1986-1989.
"Brian Allen Photography" in California is owned by a different photographer. "Allen's Photographic" in nearby Lake Forest Park, WA is also a different business. It is owned by Ralph and Mary Jo Allen, nice people; they did senior and family portraits. By the way, I have not played professional football. I am not Steve Allen’s son. I do not spell my name "Bryan" and I did not pedal the Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel, although I thought that was cool.
My business is currently licensed as "Brian Allen Photo" in both Alaska and Washington. In the past I have done business as "Brian Allen Photographer" in the State of Washington, and as "Brian Allen Photographer" and "Brian Allen Photography" in Alaska, going back to 1979.