Seattle Seahawks | Color Rush

At the end of last year, I was contacted by the Seattle Seahawks organization to do a shoot with them for the release of their Nike NFL Color Rush uniforms. I had been in contact with their creative team for years but they never had a project where they required a full on production. I was super excited to get the initial call but of course it happened days before I left for Iceland. The shoot wasn’t planned to happen until I was back home but it still meant that I was responding to emails and scheduling calls at some pretty
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Brooks Inspiring Coaches: Part Three

We are in the home stretch! If you haven’t read Part One or Part Two of this crazy journey you should check those out first before continuing on with this. Yesterday, we left off with me photographing one of my favorite people in the world, Nat Carter. At this point, I had been on the road for a week and was at the furthest point away from home in this trip. The rest felt like I was just making my way home. RDU to BWI I arrived late into Baltimore and made the drive that night down to Bethesda trying
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Brooks Inspiring Coaches: Part Two

We are picking up right where we left off yesterday. That means if you haven’t you should probably go back to the last post by clicking here and reading that first! I had just shot with Marisa Parks about an hour and a half away from San Antonio and now I’m headed back to do another portrait session later that day: San Antonio I got back into San Antonio in time to grab some lunch and luckily the rain had stopped. It was still a little gloomy but as long as there wasn’t any rain we were good. A bit
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Brooks Inspiring Coaches: Part One

Without a doubt, this is probably the craziest job I’ve ever been a part of. There’s no better way to describe it than to share basically the initial call I received: “Hey Zach, we have this project for you. It’s kind of crazy but if you could pull it off that would be amazing. We need you to go to 11 cities in 11-days to photograph 13 people. So, What do you think? Oh, and you need to leave on Sunday!” My initial gut reaction was that there was no way this was possible. But then, I sat down and started
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Reebok | Chyna Cho

Whoa, I’ve definitely neglected the blog for long enough! Spring this year was extremely busy with some crazy travel for jobs and also buying my first house. That’s no excuse though and it’s time to get you caught up on some of the cool projects that I’ve been working on! Almost a year ago I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Chyna Cho. She is a professional Crossfit athlete for Reebok and placed the highest out of any American in the games last year. We had a morning to work with her and ran her through the gamut of
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Reebok ZQuick Campaign

Last summer I was contacted by a local agency to work on a project for Reebok. It’s been a long wait but I’m incredibly excited to finally be able to share this project with all of you! The basic concept for the shoot was that these two are out for a run at dusk in a city and taking advantage of the shoes that were made to plant and cut and dodge obstacles. In order to make that vision happen, we had to work some pretty odd hours on the project. The shoot started at around 5:00 PM. My crew and
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University of Oregon: Men’s Basketball 2014-2015

This is probably one of my favorite projects I’ve had an opportunity to work on with the University of Oregon. There’s something about the creative possibilities that are allowed when you are working with a small group of athletes and especially when it becomes individual shots for posters. There’s a lot of freedom and it allows me to be a little more creative on set. In other cases, when we are shooting a large group I have to be very conscious about how people are going to fit together. We started off the shoot with some posed images of the
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University of Oregon: Spring Sports 2013-2014

There’s been a definite absence of posts on the blog lately as I’ve been working on my transition from Portland to Brooklyn. But, I’m finally settled in my new place and it’s time to get you all updated. For the past year or so the blog has taken a back seat to other social media platforms (mainly Facebook) as it was the easiest way to quickly show work. However, over the past few months I’ve seen a steady decline of posts that are actually reaching people without me having to pay to boost the campaign. I’m sharing this because I’m
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University of Oregon: Winter Sports 2013-2014

Now that we are firmly into winter and all of the University’s assets have been released for the winter sports I thought I’d share them with you. After starting off the year with some really cool stuff for the Football team and Volleyball we transitioned into the winter sports with some more really great stuff. First up was Men’s Basketball. The concept behind these was creating some really dramatic imagery (as usual) but showing off some of the starts from last season in one poster and the newcomers (transfers) in another. Some assets were created to combine all of them
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UO Duck Calendar 2014

Last year I worked with the University of Oregon to create a Cheer calendar. This year, they decided to switch it up and focus solely on the Duck, the Oregon Mascot. The idea behind the calendar was to have the Duck doing random (and often silly) things on various background. My job was to take these concepts, photograph the Duck on solid backgrounds with various props and composite those photos into new locations. One of my favorites is the Track and Field image where we paid homage to Bill Bowerman and how he used to create shoes using a waffle iron. Here
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