My name is Zack Arias and I am a full time editorial photographer.
My specialty is niched in press and publicity photography for the music industry.
My first run at being a freelance photographer left me heavily in debt and placed my family on the edge of destruction which eventually tipped right on over despite all attempts to keep that from happening. I came to a place in my career that required me to put the cameras down and take a “job.” After two years of leaving the cameras and selling them off to pay rent and fix beater cars, I was given a chance to come back as a second shooter for a friend of mine who shoots weddings. I took a D100 that he bought me, a 285 flash, an ample amount of faith, and quit my job at Kinkos in October of 2003. I was determined to do things differently this time around.
By God’s grace, I’ve built a strong and thriving business without going into a single dollar of debt! My minimalist approach to photography turned into a workshop in 2005 that I now teach nationwide. It has become so popular that dates for the workshop regularly sell out months in advance.
On the personal side, my life changed again when I met my love, Meghan. We were married in 2008 and between us we have four boys. Meg can be found giving advice and asking questions through our critique series here on the blog.
You can find my work here…
Music Photography by Zack Arias
The OneLight Workshop