About Allen Vallejo
Allen collaborates with hotel chains, travel & leisure professionals, real estate developers and architectural firms who manage and develop hotels, resorts and real estate properties in Cancun and Riviera Maya. His main focus is to capture the lifestyle and architectural beauty of every property.
For over 30 years, Allen has ventured through portrait, architectural and aerial photography, product shot, editorial, fashion and automotive photography. He was born in Guadalajara Mexico, in 1969. His father was a portrait photographer who introduced him to photography since his early years. His activity as a photographer began at age 13 shooting for local architects and construction companies.
At the age of 25, he moved to Mexico City and began shooting for L’Oréal and for Harper´s Bazaar and Elle magazines. At that time, he was also hired by Grupo Posadas, a major hotel chain in Mexico to shoot a couple of their hotels. Since then, Allen has gotten thrilled about architectural photography for hotels, collaborating with NH Hotels, Hilton Hotels and signing a major contract to shoot all the Camino Real Hotels, one of which is the iconic hotel Camino Real Polanco designed by Ricardo Legorreta, a well-known Mexican architect. The final photos of this hotel eventually reached the office of Legorreta who prompted Allen to shoot the Labyrinth Museum in San Luis Potosí, Mexico as well as many other projects.
In 2013, Allen was invited to shoot for Catalonia Hotels at Riviera Maya. Being in the area also gave him the chance to sign a contract with Riu Hotels. He currently runs his business in Cancun, Mexico
In 2015, Allen landed a major editorial project to shoot the constructive process of the International Museum of Baroque in the City of Puebla Mexico, designed by 2013 Pritzker Laureate, Mr. Toyo Ito.