Zach Gross encapsulates his subjects’ work, unique personalities, and worldview in his eloquent portraits. Gross’s imagery is simultaneously theatrical and natural. He expresses his subjects’ creative selves without pretense or posturing.
Gross’s own distinctive vision is sharp, worldly, and poetic. When working with subjects ranging from politician Nancy Pelosi to artist Leandro Erlich to playwright Annie Baker, Gross incorporates aspects of their public identities and creative processes into his portraits. His subjects’ thoughtfulness, ideals, and insights are evident in Gross’s images, which manage to merge peoples' interior lives with their public accomplishments.
His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Flaunt, Fast Company, The New York Times, Complex, Interview, Town and Country, Vogue, CNN, The New Republic, and Vice