As a native of Ottawa, Canada, it comes as no surprise that Zak Cassar’s boyhood dream consisted of playing professional hockey. At the age of five, Zak’s father put a camera in Zak’s hands and began teaching him about the composition of photography. When he began seeing the beauty of the world through the lens of a camera, Zak’s dreams took on a whole new view. The magic he could create ignited a passion in Zak for still photography and began his love affair with the camera.
Zak began his career in music photography; filming bands, concerts, live promotions and interviews. In 2010, Zak’s major breakthrough in film photography came in the role of "book photographer" for the TV mini-series, The Kennedys. Zak’s photos, taken during filming, were featured in magazines and online promoting the series and its stars. Zak’s current project, as "2nd unit Stills" for the movie, World War Z has been especially exciting, giving Zak the opportunity to shoot still photography of action. When Zak isn’t behind the camera, you will find him playing hockey or football, sailing, or focusing on the underwater world he has created in his salt water aquarium.