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Zach Nelson

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 -Zach Nelson

My professional background: 

I’m a graduate of Scripps School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. My professional experiences include working as a photojournalist at The Herald of Randolph, Ohio University’s The Post, The Sandusky Register, The Evansville Courier & Press, and The Peoria Journal Star. Additionally, I was a freelance photographer and videographer for Fodor's Travel Guide, covering hundreds of locations in five European cities. I’ve worked and operated a commercial studio in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn where I photographed professional headshots, portraits, family portraits, still life, and video production. I’ve also spent time being a creator & producer for multiple brands under the VaynerMedia umbrella — creating and producing native content for social media platforms. 


More about me:

I’m endlessly fascinated by capturing life in all its permutations, both in the real world or in the studio.  And regardless of where I am working and what I’m photographing, my motivation is the same: To create visually compelling images that make people want to stop, look, and learn something.


Life is not a single genre of experience; nor is my photographic and video work. I’m a practitioner of photography-at-large and I’m just as comfortable documenting life at the border between Texas and Mexico as I am conceiving, lighting, and shooting high-art inspired images of pickles.  


At its essence, photography and videography are about visual problem solving.  Because of my diverse professional experiences, my passion for stories, my motivation to create compelling images, and my technical know-how, I am well-equipped to solve any visual problem thrown my way.


It’s always exciting when someone says “I want to do something but don’t know how to do it.” This kind of challenge is the most exciting to me.  

If you’ve got a problem that needs solving please reach out and let's start making something together. 


Canon / Honest Tea / Google Small Business / Rumble Boxing / Eargasm / 

Sun-Maid / Uber Eats / Sixt Rental Cars / Central Park Conservancy / 
/ Gallery Media Group / Vayner Media / 



Scripps School of Visual Communication / Athens, Ohio / 2011


College Photographer of the Year / 1st Place, Pictorial Category, "Giddy Up" / 2011

College Photographer of the Year / Award of Excellence, General News Category, "The Texas Kid" / 2009

Vermont Press Association / 2nd Place, General News Category, "Flooding in Rochester VT" / 2008

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