A selection of images from Zack Seckler's 2017 solo exhibition at ClampArt gallery. The images were created during a seven day 2,000 mile journey across South Africa. Dozens of hours were spent canvasing the landscapes of this diverse region; searching for rare moments of curious beauty. "I liken it to being over a giant canvas and being able to create brushstrokes...â€ He continues: â€œFrom elevations between 50 and 500 feet, the landscape hovers on the line between things looking very real and recognizable and being more abstract. Thatâ€™s what really draws me inâ€”the line between reality and abstraction."
I was born in Boston in 1980. My lifeâ€™s passion eluded me for 21 years. In the interim I ran around chasing shiny objects. I graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Psychology in 2003. Upon graduating I made the logical transition into photography. Passion discovered. I worked for three years as a photojournalist. Exciting, but not the creative outlet I thought it was. Iâ€™ve been working with advertising, corporate and editorial clients and creating fine-artwork since 2006. I love every minute. My work oscillates between humorous and more serious themes. Regardless of the theme, I always want my images to be based on good ideas. Aesthetics are important but if the idea isnâ€™t there itâ€™s just another shiny object. I currently live and work in New York City.