Allan's interest in photography began when he received his first camera at the age of 13. In both high school and college he was the photography editor of the newspaper and yearbook. He then put photography on hold while he pursued a career in psychology. Teger began the Bodyscapes in l975 and left academics in l981 to devote his full time to art photography. Bodyscapes are created by placing toys and miniatures on the body and shooting the picture as a single exposure.