Tracy Allan (Producer/Director/Photographer) has been involved with film and television production for over 30 years. Beginning in 1983 as an Art Director, his panache for subtlety in advertising was a perfect fit for the television commercial world. He began directing in 1986, quickly building his directorial reel with spec spots that sold to clients in the United States, South America & Europe. His knowledge in photographic techniques helped spawn relationships with manufacturers and ad agencies hungry for a “new look.” Clients such as Tyco, Tonka, Porsche, Visa, Seat, Repsol, Fortuna Racing, Telecel, Suzuki, Coca-Cola, GMC, Afya Foundation, Greg Rice Foundation, Dominican Republic Tourism and many more took full advantage of his ability to merge great art (color correction techniques, colorization, vignette, bleach bypass, etc.) with stylized storytelling and editing.
With travel came opportunity. Tracy has worked in several locations worldwide including Spain, Portugal, Mexico, USA, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, South Africa, Israel and more, honing his ability to manage productions here and abroad. While fostering a career in motion pictures, Tracy continued to shoot still photography. In his early years, he worked for numerous organizations, shooting docu-style imagery for stock photography companies and magazines. His work in South Africa resulted in several published works documenting the strife in Cape Town during the abolition of apartheid. In 1990, Tracy began working with ad agencies and clients to expand motion imagery into the print realm for marketing programs. He further developed his skills in the studio, experimenting with non-traditional lighting techniques while expanding his artistic world through fine art photography. Cross processing, colorization, negative etching, hand painting emulsions and other techniques pushed Tracy into new realms of art and science. In 2002, he left the television commercial world to pursue his feature film career with a long form feature length film named 22. Shot on 35mm, it became Tracy’s journeyman project while renewing his love of story driven narrative.
Since then, Tracy has been involved in numerous development projects for theater and television, including a pilot for The Food Network named Cookin’ America as well as a television pilot he produced and directed called Uptown. Most recently, Tracy embarked on a venture to build a new content creation agency called Obey Not Creative Labs specializing in digital content creation and branded content.
Tracy was instrumental in the creation of The Afya Foundation of America, launched in 2007 to provide vital medical supplies to health facilities in Africa and Haiti. Afya has sent over 6 million pounds of much needed medical, surgical and rehab supplies to several African nations as well as Haiti since April of 2008.
Tyco, Tonka, Porsche, Visa, SEAT Car Company, Repsol, Fortuna Racing, Telecel, Suzuki, Coca-Cola, GMC, Dominican Republic Tourism, Sandals Resorts, Chevrolet, Haagen Dazs, Greg Rice Foundation, Peugeot, The Afya Foundation of America, Cookn’ America, Neolithic Gardens, Greenleaf Pharmacy, Secon Architecture and more.
America Society of Media Photographers
Professional Photographers Association