Entry Title: "Drift"
Name: David Zentz , United States
Category and Expertise: Landscape, Professional


Entry Description: These images focus on the lines and shadows formed by the constantly shifting surface of the Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park, Calif.

About the Artist:

David Zentz is a LA-based photographer specializing in portrait, documentary and travel photography. Whether shooting in his home neighborhood of Venice or halfway across the world, he enjoys highlighting the unique personalities in his subjects with imagery that is colorful and powerful, as well as calm and reflective. When he's not working with people, he enjoys traveling and photographing landscape and nature. David has been featured in Newsweek, Smithsonian Magazine, Outside, National Parks Magazine and STYLE (Italy), as well as shooting musical celebrities, such as Dr. Dre and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. He started in newspapers, where he produced award-winning photo essays for the Chicago Tribune, St. Petersburg Times and Journal Star. With a BA in Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, David was an assistant videographer for the upcoming feature-length documentary Touch the Wall, www.touchthewall.com, featuring U.S. Olympic swimming phenomenon Missy Franklin. He also regularly contributes to short films produced by Earth Protect Productions. David serves as the president of the LA chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), an organization that advocates for photographers' rights and better business practices. His interest in playing a role in education began while earning his masters at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, where he taught a photojournalism course. David has contributed to nonprofit organizations, including Flashes of Hope and Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), for which he is serving as a summer mentor in 2013.