Raised in Maine, Zach studied Philosophy, Writing, and Cinematography at the University of Maine at Orono, The University of East Anglia in the UK, and Maine Media Workshops. Before shooting, he learned the art and craft of lighting as an electrician and gaffer in New York’s independent feature and commercial world.
As a Cinematographer, Zach has spent years working in every corner of the globe. Over 10,000 hours of international camera work have given him a rare perspective on the world and its peoples, cultures, and landscapes. Stylistically, he works to bring cinema into the real world, and the real world into cinema.
Zach has won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Nonfiction Cinematography. His unique eye and experiences are sought by Television, Documentary, Commercial, and Feature Film clients.
Zach is known for capturing people and food beautifully. He's shot more than 70 episodes of the highly successful travel series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and The Layover. He’s worked with many of the world’s greatest chefs, including: Ferran Adria, Rene Redzepi, Joan Roca, Alex Atala, Andoni Aduriz, Inaki Aizpitarte, Joel Robuchon, Juan Mari Arzak, Erik Ripert, Marco Pierre White, Jiro Ono and many more.
Between shooting documentaries and features, he's finishing a screenplay about the spooky side of traveling.