Zack Zublena is a French Photographer based in Los Angeles. Through his art, he aims at capturing the essence of life.
“Photography for me is a means to explore the deeper meaning of life. Through my camera, I seek to uncover the untold, to reveal the invisible; I try to catch a glimpse of the inner soul of my subjects. Like meditation, I hope to take those who see my work, on a mystical journey to another universe. A spiritual world, where one can reconnect with Nature and find strength and harmony within oneself.”
Zack was born and raised in France. Since his young age he had a passion for the visual and performing arts. After pursuing a formal education at the prestigious drama school Cours Florent in Paris, he started a successful career as an actor.
His first serious encounters with photography happened during trips to Morocco and South Africa. There, fascinated by the light, the scenery, the wild life, he realized that through his camera, not only could he capture the beauty of the moment, but also more than what the eye could see.
A new passion was born.
After his acting career took him to Los Angeles, he focused his photography endeavors on people as his main subjects and started shooting actors and models. He took his passion one step further when he engaged into fine art photography.
Gold, a fundamental element of his photographs, is used to sublimate the subject into a jewel of Creation.
Much like the Japanese artist of the 15th century, Kintsugi, who offers a celebrated new life to objects by repairing their cracks with gold; magnifying their imperfections instead of hiding them...
Zack paints human bodies with gold; magnifying the pure essence of their souls, which nourishes them, protects them, nurtures them and guides them, repairing their "cracks" forever and ever.
Through the bodies of nude women and men adorned with gold, the artist intends to celebrate humanhood in all its forms and acknowledge the special place that humans have in the world.
Like divinities in the antique world, women have different facets. They are strength and determination like Diana the hunting goddess. They are beauty and love like Venus. They are fertility and motherhood like Ceres. As the source of creation and the sacred vessel that gives and perpetuates life, a woman’s body should never be desecrated, but always cherished and celebrated.
Men are shining, triumphant and powerful. Their strength and clarity is a sword that cuts through confusion, distortion and darkness; revealing light with truth and protecting all that is feminine and sacred.
Gold represents the genesis of ourselves, the pure, powerful and rich essence of the divine, emanating and reflected onto the human being.
Another key element of his collections is Nature, which appears in the shapes of a garden, delicate flowers or shimmering water.
In Zack’s photographs, the subjects are in perfect fusion with the nature element that surrounds them, showing us the inherent connection between us, human beings, mother nature and the universe.