ZACHARY ZIRLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

About

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

I was born and raised just outside of Chicago in Skokie, IL. I grew up with an overactive imagination and my parents video camera, making all sorts of short movies with toy and my friends. I spent all of high school heavily involved in our theater program. Acting, directing, building, painting, and sewing, I loved every aspect of creating a show. College brought me east to New York University, to Tisch School of the Arts, where I studied set design for theater. Through the guidance of my lovely teachers, I was able to make my way into the film world. Immediately upon graduation, I joined United Scenic Artist Local 829 and have since worked as a graphic and set designer for film and television, with some theater peppered in from time to time.

From my very first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 35mm point and shoot, I have loved capturing images with a camera. Opportunities to travel have shown me a greater world to understand and attempt to capture, moments both large and small. My work as a designer has informed composition, color, and storytelling. My background in theater has taught me about the relationship between audience and subject and communicating ideas. I love bringing all the facets of my past hobbies, passions, and lives together in photography.