These images were taken by Kim Allen in Denver
Colorado from 1982-1995.
Intensive documentation 1985-1992. Nikon
camera/optic; Kodak film.
When I photographed Denver, looked at my negatives on
light table, bliss.
A pivotal architectural transition/companion of "old
and new" the beginning ...
Denver, pertinent crossroad to rebuild in the 1980's
- boldly moves forward.
Oil industry decline "up town", LoDo hibernating.
Downtown was stagnant and infrastructure deteriorating.
Behind the scene progressive decisions were made by
architects, developers, banks, merchants, and historians
moving Denver to respect our architectural heritage as
These images capture Denver 1980's-1990's the
vanguard of Denver and lower downtown repurposing old
warehouses, densification began. Literally an amazing
phenomena of Denver embracing western heritage. The
rapid redesign of infrastructure ...excitement was in
the air. I walked around and slowly documented some
beautiful and strong scenes for you.
I tried my best to find a great balance in my image.
Composition is artistic and educational, it came easy
for me. My love of Denver was curiosity and fascination
to document Denver superbly and make great images.
Happy Trails ... Kim Allen