Allan Mestel (pictured here with his wife, Robyne, on location in the Galapagos Islands) is a commercial and portraiture photographer with a studio in Sarasota, Florida.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Allan has a twenty year history in the visual arts business, as a photographer, and award-winning TV commercial and music video director.

Over the span of his career Allan has worked in Toronto, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. He has won numerous awards including a 1992 Gold Bessie for the best TV commercial in Canada and a 1996 Merit in the First Cut Awards given annually to the top five new commercial directors in Canada. Other major advertising awards include Marketing and Art Director's Club awards for national TV work.

Working at the highest levels of the advertising industry, Allan has worked with all of the major big-name agencies in North America. He has produced work for chartered banks, auto manufacturers, major retailers, beer companies and many, many other national clients.

Allan recently moved with his young family to Sarasota (to enjoy the Florida lifestyle) and has opened his studio in the University Parkway/301 area. He is available for Portraiture, Events, Sports/Action, Commercial& Editorial, Nature & Wildlife, School, Wedding and Engagement photography. Either in-studio or on location.

Allan is a member of the Florida Professional Photographers and the Professional Photographers Association of America.

Please feel free to call or email for quotes and information.

We look forward to hearing from you!