zach mendez

is photographer based in southern california.

his experience in the classical music industry and his love of visual art inspired him to start working with a camera.

in 2018 he was chosen as a finalist in the photographer's forum annual college photography competition. his work was in the top 8% of images chosen.

his work has been featured in publications such as the santa barbara independent, the montecito journal, santa barbara news-press, voice magazine, photographer's forum magazine, ozshot magazine, archive magazine, & more. he currently works as director of operations & principal photographer/videographer at opera santa barbara.

zach is a graduate of carnegie mellon university.