Zach Hellmuth is an American commercial filmmaker, photographer, creative director, and conservationist specializing in advertising, documentaries, music videos, and ocean relief initiatives. His work has been published in Rollingstone Magazine, ESPN, Billboard, VIBE, and the Washington Post. When not on assignments, he works on environmental research projects that focus on ocean sustainability.
“No other word best describes me than the word grateful. Since picking up a camera, I’ve had the opportunity to document some of the world’s most talented athletes, musicians, innovators, artists, people, and interesting stories. I first got my start when I worked under some of the best in the business (Brain Farm Digital Cinema creators of Travis Rice’s legendary action snowboard film “Art of Flight”) while traveling and shooting documentary and commercial assignments for National Geographic, Toyota, and Red Bull. Throughout the years, my commissioned work has been featured in major publications and televised nationally - but I don't want to steer too far away from the family tree because my upbringing has a lot to do with my work. My blood line runs thick of hard working artists, preachers, German butchers, Southern farmers, interior designers, and even a dump truck driver. Growing up around passionate entrepreneurial people taught me to pay attention to every little detail. My work is a blend of youthful energy, sharp aesthetics, human connection, and what feels natural. I like to lean more towards organic use of story telling, composition, and life. Pushing my work beyond what is expected to surprise my clients/myself on every project is a quality that has allowed me to grow as an artist and I am thankful for every second.”
– Zach Hellmuth