Kenneth ZANE

Senior Photography Producer | 

Kenneth Zane is a Freelance Photo Producer/Consultant in San Francisco. Prior to this role, he was Senior Photo Producer at Old Navy/ GAP INC. Before joining the ON team in San Francisco, he was a Sr. Integrated Producer at the Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago. Ken began his career in New York  City as an Art Buyer for Palio Communications, followed by work for DRAFTFCB, and Digitas. Some of his many accounts have included:  Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Miller-Coors, P&G, Motorola, MilkPep, KMART, SC Johnson, Hampton Inn, Nestle, Kraft, Boeing, Dow, Pantene, and Olay—running the gamut from consumer to health care. Zane has cultivated turning this diverse experience into indispensable assets. Passionate about photography and art since childhood, he loves and thrives on the visual discovery of both new and seasoned talent.

questionnaire

1.)       What was your very first job? 

 I worked as an usher in a movie theatre.

 

2.)       Please describe, in your own words, what your job is and what work it entails. 

I am a Photo Producer/Consultant and curator of Art. I produce photoshoots, Art-buy for clients, depending on the project, as each production involves a diversity of skill sets and needs. I also mentor and consult for photographers who have a need to revive and curate their portfolios/websites and who are looking for ways to market themselves in the most proactive path. I like to think that I am the “third eye”.

 

3.)       How did you discover that the creative world was right for you? Was there a time in your life that you credit to this discovery? What train of events that brought you to where you are today? 

The creative world is something that you are intuitively drawn to. I can’t remember ever being attracted to the Visual Arts and the creative world including film and theatre. The first time I ever put my hands on a 35 mm camera, I fell in love, I was obsessed with everything photography and it eventually led me to what I do today.

 

4.)       In your constantly growing and expanding industry, how do you find inspiration to keep your work fresh, innovative and relevant? 

You really need to keep yourself “out there” constantly looking and truly participating in the creative community. I love the opportunity to go to Museums and galleries whenever possible. I find mentoring other photographers very inspirational as well. It’s great when you can help someone expand their vision and discover their voice.

 

5.)     If you had to pick one piece of work or project that you are most proud of, more for the creative work and innovation it required, rather than its recognition or industry “success,” what would it be? 

I couldn’t even pick one. I’m proud of so many projects that I have had the opportunity to work on. Each production is unique and had its own special sets of challenges and magic.

 

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