Allan Sturm Photography

Highlights of my Fine Art, Commercial, and Personal Photography

Unfortunately, most of my originals have been lost...

Allan Sturm Landscape Photography Wilcox Arizona
Three Pillars

48″ x 32″, Archival Inkjet, Fine Art Pearl

Gallery: The FRONT @ Platform Gallery, Lin Cohorn
Tucson Weekly Article: Ready for Receptions?

These monumental stone pillars, found on the Wilcox dry lake bed, were used to promote the opening of the Tucson Arizona 2010 Art Season. In reality, they were only about 5-1/2 ft tall. Perspective is everything …

Allan Sturm Photography Gallery Installation of Merry Go Round Time Lapse

6ft. x 4ft Back-lit Transparency
Plexiglas Framed Box with Lighting
Suspended with Audio Complement

Gallery: The FRONT @ Platform Gallery, Lin Cohorn
Tucson Weekly: Ready for Receptions?

It was around dusk as I propped my camera against a trash can, clamped down the aperture, and held steady for a long exposure shot of this beautifully lit merry-go-round. It was mesmerizingly bright as a gallery installation piece, with an audio complement of dreamy sounds of eight fairgrounds worldwide.

allan sturm photography vogue italia music photo of the day

Winner, Music Photo Of The Day, Vogue Italia Magazine
PhotoVogue, August 2013

Jerome, Arizona is a magical place and Jimmy is the local street musician and shaman.

Ancient Sunrise

Portfolio Work

Greeted by the sunrise, my friend Katie and I were taken aback by the beauty of Arches National Park in Monument Valley, Utah.

The Curious Mind of DMD

Commercial Work
Client & Model: Daniel Martin Diaz
Website: Daniel Martin Diaz

Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist with an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science. His work has been exhibited worldwide and has been published in LA Times, NY Times, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, and Low Rider Magazine, and four personal art books.

Airport Architecture

Portfolio Work

Easy and friendly to navigate, I’ve always appreciated the Southwest Airlines terminal at Denver International Airport.

Arizona Daily Star, Editor's Pick - Travel Photography Contest, Sep 21, 2014
Eagle Rock

Editor’s Pick, Arizona Daily Star
2014 Vacation Photo Contest

Arches National Park in Monument Valley, Utah is other-worldly… A never-ending panorama of multiple dimensions and alternate realities.

Al Foul & The Shakes, Live at The District, Tucson Arizona, June 8th, 2013 at 12:39 AM
You Go-Go Girl

Portfolio Work

Al Foul & The Shakes, Live at The District
Tucson Arizona, June 8th, 2013 at 12:39 AM

There was a time when Tucson was uber-dimensional. The desert comes alive at night with dry, crisp air, cactus flowers, and a unique blend of humans unlike anywhere else on Earth. Desert Rockabilly, when done right, is transformational – and Al Foul & The Shakeshad had a hypnotic mind lock on the crowd. Including me!

Allan Sturm Beauty Photography

Portfolio Work
Model: Rachael Quinn, Tucson, Arizona

I always wanted to try my hand at fashion & beauty photography, and Rachael made it easy.

Allan Sturm Beauty and Portrait Photography
Beauty Shines From Within

Portfolio Work
Model: [private]

The level of trust required to photograph women is beyond description. You can always tell if the model was comfortable by examining their eyes – the eyes never lie.

Three Smiles

Portfolio Work
Model: [private]

You can’t fake a true smile or the love inside.

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

Commercial Fashion
Model: Ana Victoria Contreras
Fashion Styling: Yeka Bruner

This shot is from one of my first fashion photoshoots. I love how the sun highlighted the edges of this gorgeous goose feather-down dress.


Fine Art Nude
3′ x 8′, Canvas, Studio Gallery
Model: [private]

Without trust, no one will show you their intimate, ‘inner speak’ – and trust is a must when it comes to fine art nudes.

Allan Sturm Fine Art Nude Photography

Fine Art Nude
Model: [private]

The mirror never smiles first.

Higher Consciousness Rock & Roll

Commercial Work
Model: Jon Russel

Jon is a lover of life and weaves higher consciousness concepts into his personal brand of rock.

Allan Sturm Photography of flowers
Lazarus Flowers

Portfolio Work

A model couldn’t make her shoot time one evening, and I wondered what to do next. Believe it or not, these flowers were dried up and about to be thrown away. After a little water spritzing and some creative lighting, they came to life again. 

Allan Sturm LoveSmack Studio Model Training Days
LoveSmack Studios

LoveSmack Studios, Tucson Arizona

A side project of mine was to bring Tucson’s fashion and beauty industry together in one place and so I opened LoveSmack Studios. Crafted into a social hub, we offered live fashion photoshoots, meet & greets, workshops, and social meet-ups for Tucson’s top models, photographers, hair & makeup artists, stylists, and clothing designers.

Some day I’ll add more photos …

Until then, thank you for visiting 🙂