About Zack

Zack Arias

My name, if it isn’t obvious already, is Zack Arias and I am an editorial and commercial photographer based in Atlanta, GA. While I’ve been working in the music industry for the past seven years I’m now branching into more editorial work and advertising. You can boil it down to, “I photograph people in studio and on location.” My style and approach is simple, straightforward, bold, classic, true, and straight from camera.

My greatest talents are the ability to mix with any class of people and to get nervous subjects to relax in front of my camera. I can handle any technical difficulty you can throw at me. I once heard that a photographer’s job description is “problem solver”. I would have to agree with that.

I’m married to the lovely and talented musician Meghan Arias (formerly Meghan Coffee) and between us we have four boys ranging from age 12 to 2.

Enough of that. You can tell a lot about me by the music I listen to.

Music I listened to a lot in the… :: 80′s :: Bauhaus • Public Image Ltd. • The Sisters of Mercy • The Cure • The Smiths • Lou Reed • Killing Joke • Run DMC • Pre Rattle & Hum U2 • Joy Division (anything from Manchester really)  :: 90′s :: Jane’s Addiction • Radiohead • Mogwai • Hothouse Flowers • Portishead • Massive Attack • Nitzer Ebb • Ministry • NIN (Pretty Hate Machine) • Dead Can Dance (anything on the 4AD label back then) • Peter Murphy • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club • Spiritualized :: 00′s :: The White Stripes • Bloc Party • The Frames • Explosions in the Sky • Godspeed! You Black Emperor • Subarachnoid Space • Mars ILL • Crown City Rockers :: Today :: Brother Ali • The Decemberists • Jay-Z • Mumford & Sons • Manchester Orchestra • Tons of hip hop • All those bands from the 80′s :: Current Guilty Pleasure :: Justin Timberlake



Physical Studio Address

125-A New Street
Decatur, GA 30030


Shipping/Mailing Address

2107 N. Decatur Rd
Suite 473
Decatur, GA 30033


Alternative Press
Southeast Performer
The Atlantan
USA Today
Delta SKY Magazine
Harvard Business Review

Carter's / OshKosh
Atlanta Business Bank
Tooth & Nail
Sony Music
Sourthern Grounds


chasejarvisLIVE - Interview

LightSource - Interview

The Digital Trekker - Interview

F-Stop Beyond - Interview


Gulf Photo Plus - 2009 Shootout with David Hobby, Joey L, and myself.


Gulf Photo Plus - 2010 Shootout with Joey L, Gregory Heisler, and myself.


Scott Kelby - #1 Ranked Guest Blog Post



Platform Speaker - PhotoPlus, NYC - 2008, 2009, 2010


Platform Speaker / Workshop Leader - Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai - 2009, 2010, 2011


Platform Speaker - Photoshop World, Orlando - 2010


Platform Speaker - Photoshop World, Las Vegas - 2010


Keynote Speaker - Photo Camp Utah - 2009

PDN - School of Hard Knocks - 2011


PDN - The Lighting Issue - 2010


Rangerfinder - Interview & Showcase - PDF download - 2010


Digital Photo Pro - Epson Emerging Photographer Series - 2009


I've taught my OneLight workshop extensively throughout the United States, Australia, England, and the UAE. My OneLight DVD has shipped to more than 120 countries and my lighting field guide, DEDPXL, is the number one selling publication on MagCloud.