Logan Zillmer is going to make images, whether you ask him to or not. (Though, he does get really excited when you ask.) There is an obsessive nature in the way that he works. In his images, this can be found in the development of characters and ideas, or in the placement of seemingly mundane objects. He is obsessed with the practice of creating images as a means to create great images. For him, the cure for everything is to just make work.

Because the act of creating drives him nearly as much as the final result, he will never stop making images. He will always think about images, he will always experiment and tinker, and his next image will always be his favorite. As a result, there is a remarkable consistency in the quality of the work he produces. This attitude and approach has already garnered him international attention and recognition.

He is fascinated by mystery, especially with finding it hidden in the quotidian. He loves comedy and tragedy best when they are together, and much of his work runs, in varying degrees, along that axis. Aesthetically, he is drawn to the American landscape, simplified composition and color schemes, interesting characters, and above all, the mysterious, transporting quality of light and atmosphere. 

He has a degree in film production, so of course he thinks he knows more than everybody else does about cinema (yeah, he calls it cinema). He un-ironically wears a Stetson and prefers bourbon, so of course he thinks he’s cooler than everybody else, though he doesn’t even smoke. He has a weird attachment to things that are made well and last a long time, but he doesn’t even wear a beard; at least not a real one. He has an unhealthy relationship with the progress of a professional baseball team, watches too many movies, has a childlike affinity for nature and mystery, has energy all of the time but rarely drinks coffee, he still buys DVDs, and may or may not be involved in a full-on love affair with curry. Problem is, he’s a super amicable guy who truly loves creativity and being around creative people. He is passionate and excited about everything he does, and this is magnified when he discovers those same qualities in other people. This makes working with him very smooth and fun, and in turn, it makes the work of the highest quality. He is most happy when he is with his family and when he is on set or on location, creating images.

Select Clients

  • Converse
  • Sonar Entertainment
  • National Geographic
  • Global Trade Magazine
  • Ramp
  • This Old House
  • Autoweek
  • Quanta Magazine
  • Capitol Records
  • Tumblr
  • The New York Times - T Magazine
  • Christianity Today
  • WirtschaftsWoche (business weekly)
  • Vox Vidorra
  • Architect At Large
  • Missouri Review
  • Philosophie Magazine
  • John Ruvin Eyewear
  • Lens Magazine
  • Amorim Cork
  • A Pleasant Dog
  • Dylan's Donut Palace

Education

Full Sail University - Film Degree (2005)

Select Features

  • Tabi-Labo "Mysterious pictures that 'fuse' real world with humor." April 2017
  • Designboom "logan zillmer manipulates reality as a familiar yet undeniably peculiar place," September 2015
  • Photography Magazine (China), May 2015
  • Invasioni, "Artist/Logan Zillmer," September 2015
  • My Modern Met, "Behind the Lens: Surreal Photographer Logan Zillmer Explores the Mysterious." April 2015
  • Art School Vets, "Charlie Chaplin meets Magritte, die Fotografien von Logan Zillmer," September 2015
  • Get Inspired Magazine: Cover Image, April 2014
  • Photographize Magazine Issue 18, January 2014
  • It's Art Scoop!, "talent: Logan Zillmer" November 2013
  • Yahoo! News, "Harvest Moon shines in photographer's work." September 2013
  • 123inspiration Magazine, "Surreal & Conceptual Photography by Logan Zillmer, November 2013
  • funk, "Ambivalence - the Surreal Photos by Logan Zillmer, November 2013
  • "Il mondo surreale di Logan Zillmer" November 2013
  • Artist Feature: Lens Magazine (China), December 2013