Zack Stork is a professional photographer and scientist. With advanced degrees in chemistry and chemical physics, his scientific research utilizing a variety of optics, lasers, detectors and broadband photon sources provides a unique and complimentary overlap with the more technical fundamentals of classic and modern photography. He has authored peer-reviewed research papers in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Chemical Physics, and the Astrophysical Journal. Zack has patents pertaining to automated laser inspection systems in the United States and several foreign countries. His data and publications on the prediction and detection of a quantum dark state and the discovery of an important biomolecule near the center of the Milky Way galaxy have been archived in the Smithsonian.
Zack’s photographs and digital images are used by his celebrity clients for website development / social media, printing posters, publishing “coffee table” books, etc. He’s worked with dozens of professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NPF, and NASCAR. His most notable sports subjects include: Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ryne Sandberg, LeBron James, Mike Ditka, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, Dennis Savard, Jennie Finch, Tony Stewart, Jim McMahon, Monica Abbott, Fergie Jenkins, Kyle Schwarber and Jeff George.
In addition to his skill and experience behind the lens, it’s also his personality, honesty, trustworthiness and jovial attitude that makes him a great choice for high-profile clients. Zack has enjoyed working with “Big Mike” Namoff and MEGA Events since the inaugural charity fundraiser in the early 1990s.