Allan Bruce Zee has been exploring the art of photography since 1969. Now living in Port Townsend, Washington, Allan maintains a studio in Portland, Oregon, his home for 30 years. Allan was born in Chicago, Illinois, where his first artwork was exhibited at the age of 12 at the Art Institute of Chicago.
After graduating from college, he purchased a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm camera to take with him to Europe. It is the camera he still uses for all of his photographs. Returning to the States with his 3x5 snapshots, he was given his first show at a gallery in Philadelphia where he was attending medical school. Leaving medical school to pursue a career as a psychotherapist, he continued to exhibit his photographs in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. In 1974, he left the mental health field to devote full time to his career as a fine art photographer. Since that time, his prints have been shown in galleries and exhibit spaces in 14 cities nationwide and are included in numerous private, public and corporate collections around the world.
Allan has been featured in PhotoMedia's issue on fine art photography and Foto & Video, published in Moscow, Russia. His images are included in Human Nature: The Japanese Garden of Portland, Oregon.
He has taught photography workshops and/or been guest instructor for Center of the Eye, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts and the Portland Art Museum School.