South Africa

PhotographerZack Seckler
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyZack Seckler Photography Inc
City/CountryNew York, United States
Photo DateSummer 2016
Entry Description

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...” He continues: “From elevations between 50 and 500 feet, the landscape hovers on the line between things looking very real and recognizable and being more abstract. That’s what really draws me in—the line between reality and abstraction."

About Photographer

I was born in Boston in 1980. My life’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. I’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 isn’t there it’s just another shiny object. I currently live and work in New York City.