Westside is an award-winning commercial studio located in Toronto. We are home to industry leading photographers, directors, producers, and other creative thinkers. Westside works with the best advertising and design agencies, we represent national and international clients. We deliver creative and innovative commercial work with support that is second to none. Tom will go over what it takes to run a successful commercial studio like Westside.


Tom began his commercial photography career in 1989. While attending high school in London Ontario.
The subject of a street portrait paid 5 dollars for a copy of the photograph. His career path landed him in Toronto assisting many top commercial shooters before taking a production job at Westside Studio in 2001. It did not take long before he realized that shooting was not his calling, but rather helping others much more talented than he to create spectacular work. Fast forward to 2012, new challenges were being presented so he stepped into the position of artist representative. This move lead to a partnership with industry leading photographer/director Chris Gordaneer in a bid to assume a leadership role at the company. Tom Nesbitt became the Managing Partner at Westside Studio in 2015.