ZACH LIPSON is a Portland-based creative with a passion for all things visual. What started as simply "learning" to use a camera, became a passionate hobby that changed his life in ways he could never have imagined.
Detroit native Zach Lipson is a designer and co-founder of a tech startup in Chicago. His journey into the visual arts began at an early age. From sketching to graphic design to interface design, Zach has explored a variety of mediums over the years. His journey into photography began on a 2016 road trip with his photographer brother; inspired by the images his brother shot, Zach was motivated to learn how to capture his own. Photography allows him to reveal an untold story and even create a new one by bringing together subjects and scenes that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Zach focuses his photoraphy primarily on storytelling, emotion, and irony. He gravitates toward scenes of juxtaposition – such as an old woman walking slowly as a young man races by on a bicycle – always looking for a moment that tells a story. In his adopted city of Chicago, he finds inspiration in its fascinating people and varied, historic architecture.
“My approach is very organic. I rarely ever set out with shots in mind. I walk out into the streets, get immersed in the people around me, turn my mind off and let my eyes do the work. Then I just capture what I see.”
Zach's work is published in Trope Chicago, volume one of the Trope City Editions series, a collection of urban and architectural photography books of cities around the world by today’s emerging photographers.
206 amazing Chicago images from 27 emerging photographers, reproduced on museum quality uncoated paper, hardbound.
Camera Clique: An immersive all-angles exploration of Chicago by Stephen Ostrowski