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Winston Foto brings over 20 years of photographic love, passion and experience. Specializing in public and private events all over the Albuquerque area. We provide fast affordable digital photography services for formal and informal events such as: Corporate Events, Meetings, Conferences, Trade Shows, Black Tie Events, Charity Events, Fundraisers, Grand Openings, Parties, Office Gatherings, Birthdays, Holidays, Group Outings, Birthday Parties, Class Reunions, and more.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Allen Winston grew up with a camera in hand from the age of 7. Lugging around a 4x5 Speed Graphic and licking contacts on the bottom of flash bulbs (because that is what his father did before putting in each flash bulb).

Allen's Childhood was spent in Atlanta, Georgia and Tuskegee Alabama on his Aunt's farm chasing chickens and bareback riding hogs. It was during this time that Allen's appreciation for visual arts grew because the many road trips between Atlanta and Tuskegee. Allen grew up in and out of darkrooms. He even took over the home bathroom and the school's darkroom so that he could serves as photo editor of the yearbook in high school and college. One of the funny darkroom stories was when he was forgotten in the high school's darkroom when the school was locked up and he was still inside!

Allen moved to Chicago in 1990 where he attended DePaul University. While he was there, he met his wife Sharon, who he has been married to for over 20 years. In Chicago, Allen also attended Harrington College of Design where he graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Digital Photography. During his time at Harrington College Allen was able to apprentice under several master and professional photographers getting the privilege of photographing public and private events all over the Chicagoland area. It was also during this time that Allen photographed everything from birthday parties to former US presidents, foreign heads of state, and celebrities.

Allen has logged countless volunteer hours and provided services to many non-profits--covering fundraisers by providing portraits and general photography, free of charge. It is this love of photography and people that has inspired Allen to peruse his passion and to continue it here the land of enchantment.