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  • JoinedAugust 2006
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What a drama queen.

October 21, 2009

You are funny and incredible. The stuff you will do for a interesting shot is unbelievable and divine! You're a stunning photographer, and you perfect it so well. I can tell you always bring a smile to some ones face. Which is absolutely marvelous! Well, for anyone who has second thoughts about Zach, you're a nit… Read more

You are funny and incredible. The stuff you will do for a interesting shot is unbelievable and divine! You're a stunning photographer, and you perfect it so well. I can tell you always bring a smile to some ones face. Which is absolutely marvelous! Well, for anyone who has second thoughts about Zach, you're a nit wit. Enjoy his stuff with an open heart. It's fantastic.

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July 18, 2009

i repeat.... Once upon a time I found Zach’s photos on Flickr...what a lucky day!!!....and I’m even luckier because living in Manchester I had/have the opportunity to meet him in person. His photos either make me laugh or make me think, his kind and fun loving personality, his open-mind, intelligence and sense of humo… Read more

i repeat.... Once upon a time I found Zach’s photos on Flickr...what a lucky day!!!....and I’m even luckier because living in Manchester I had/have the opportunity to meet him in person. His photos either make me laugh or make me think, his kind and fun loving personality, his open-mind, intelligence and sense of humour make him a very special person. I wish he would be my brother....and I told my mum about this... :-) ps. I love Andy too!! :-)

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May 30, 2009

genio

May 22, 2009

Zach's brain just doesn't think in the same way as us normal folk, and that's a GOOD thing. His mind goes places most people just don't dare to go, and it results in some of the most brilliant, shocking, creative, stunning, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, gorgeous, disturbing, hilarious, sexy, occasionally repulsive, alwa… Read more

Zach's brain just doesn't think in the same way as us normal folk, and that's a GOOD thing. His mind goes places most people just don't dare to go, and it results in some of the most brilliant, shocking, creative, stunning, jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, gorgeous, disturbing, hilarious, sexy, occasionally repulsive, always thought-provoking, one-of-a-kind imagery. Zach's photostream is consistently entertaining, utterly unique, and he's always one of the first contacts I seek out because I just can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

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May 19, 2009

this man's photography is brilliantly bizarre.

April 13, 2009

Be careful, Zach Ratore's Photography causes addiction...

February 2, 2009
Alive Hands (deleted)

Me and Zach have collaborated together since the end of summer 2008 and his photos never fail to impress and amaze. His images provoke questions and unashamedly celebrate the absurd and extremes of life, which our left brain ordinarily filters out, but he brings our focus back to it. I think with Zach he makes us pay a… Read more

Me and Zach have collaborated together since the end of summer 2008 and his photos never fail to impress and amaze. His images provoke questions and unashamedly celebrate the absurd and extremes of life, which our left brain ordinarily filters out, but he brings our focus back to it. I think with Zach he makes us pay attention to things in a different way, and to some people they may seem quite random and silly, but they are actually very clever, because they are just more extreme versions of our daily experiences crystallized into a visual statement. His photos are full of life, comedy, frivolity, extremity, and above all he captures the human condition and creates a map of our psyche. His work begs answers about beauty, self vanity and the ridiculousness of it all. I'm proud to have worked with him and to call him a friend. It is only a matter of time before he will be in hardback form on every shelf of Waterstones : ) with love xxx

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January 4, 2009

Zach, you are a genius. I would write more but I can't think of anything that properly does you justice so I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves. Go Zach!

January 5, 2009

I only write testimonials for people who either: a) are borderline insane b) are photographically talented c) can make me spit cola out my nose while reading their photo descriptions I am happy to say that Zach is all of the above :]

October 24, 2008

he hates me, but i hate him too!!!

October 9, 2008

blasphemous and outrageous and so funny he deserves all the Plagues of Egypt, a couple of Deluges and Savonarola's supplice. well, that does to him a sort of honour, doesn't it?

October 6, 2008

need to Write a Testimonial , When came about finding this wonderful photo Stream from Zach, i was shocked how well the photos are so super very well taken , the work Zach put in to the photos are ace never seen a better set of photos ever till came about Zach photos, so nice to see them all to comment on the photo out… Read more

need to Write a Testimonial , When came about finding this wonderful photo Stream from Zach, i was shocked how well the photos are so super very well taken , the work Zach put in to the photos are ace never seen a better set of photos ever till came about Zach photos, so nice to see them all to comment on the photo out of this world , hope to see more photos taken by a wonderful person with a super insight to pro photo taking,

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October 2, 2008

In photography, I normally look to be surprised, touched, informed, entertained, inspired, etc. Some people manage to do one, maybe two at once. Well, ever since I found Zach's photostream, I've become a regular and an unconditional fan, because in his pics you get the whole deal. Not only is he one of the most creativ… Read more

In photography, I normally look to be surprised, touched, informed, entertained, inspired, etc. Some people manage to do one, maybe two at once. Well, ever since I found Zach's photostream, I've become a regular and an unconditional fan, because in his pics you get the whole deal. Not only is he one of the most creative people I've met visually and conceptually, but he's a bold, ironic and brave artist who fears nothing if it serves his work. You'll be surprised and you'll be shocked sometimes, but overall you'll never be bored or disappointed, and most probably you'll leave Zach's page with a HUGE smile on.

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September 25, 2008
faint potato (deleted)

Yeah. The guy's brilliant. He made pasta look so damn good for crying out loud!

August 26, 2008

Zach's shots are just amazing. From hilarious self portraits, to surreal shots in the suburbs and fantastic travel photography, he continues to thrill. I'm always excited to see what's next. He continues to inspire me with his work, and shows all of us that Canon and Nikon are NOT the only game in town. xoxo

April 13, 2008

just been looking at Zach's stream and i could have spent all day there, he manages to combine technical brilliance, fine art style and a keen eye for detail, with the strange and surreal. I love his stuff, flickr certainly is a more interesting place with Zach about.

March 20, 2008
bitca says:

I'm not sure I have the words to do someone like Zach justice. He is one of the best, dearest, funniest men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and his stream is a constant flow of inspiration, surprise, humor and brilliance. The way he sees the world through the eye of the camera is nothing less than amazing. xx

March 14, 2008

who is ZACH? m mm mmm like Tina Turner says: Simple the best! his photos are always fantastic, funny, and clever... I vote for ZAch president!

March 11, 2008
dull branch (deleted)

He even knows Russian!!!! :)

February 29, 2008
careful things (deleted)

Zach’s photostream is a multi facetted delight. Darkly widescreen cinemascapes bringing a sinister David Lynch-like drama to everyday tableaux. Primary-bright chromascopes exposing beauty unseen but all around. Laser-sharp observations of life and people living it. Perfectly composed still life that twists the knif… Read more

Zach’s photostream is a multi facetted delight. Darkly widescreen cinemascapes bringing a sinister David Lynch-like drama to everyday tableaux. Primary-bright chromascopes exposing beauty unseen but all around. Laser-sharp observations of life and people living it. Perfectly composed still life that twists the knife. Self portraits of a mundane domesticity. (I might be wrong about that last one). If a photo paints a thousand words, Zach’s use a better dictionary than most. So what are you doing reading this when there are great photos to look at – get to it, you won’t be disappointed

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February 26, 2008
Mojo... says:

Even when I am extraordinarily busy, I always try & have a peek at Zach's photostream to see what he has posted today. His images reflect his imagination, humour & creativity and they are an endless source of inspiration for me. I have enjoyed seeing Zach try out new ideas & grow & develop as a photographer. Furth… Read more

Even when I am extraordinarily busy, I always try & have a peek at Zach's photostream to see what he has posted today. His images reflect his imagination, humour & creativity and they are an endless source of inspiration for me. I have enjoyed seeing Zach try out new ideas & grow & develop as a photographer. Furthermore, he is the kindest & most supportive of flickr friends to have. I am so proud to know him :)

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February 24, 2008
Kelly87 says:

Zach, you are one of a kind. (in a great way) You are my first flickr friend and I hope to someday meet you in person. I love looking at your genius pictures. Can't wait to see what you do next. love ya.

February 22, 2008
batabidd says:

I find it a pure genious. In some ways we have quite a lot of things in common ( i'm not a genious though). He's kind of mad, but this is a cumpliment. I'm a little too :) His pictures goes from touchable realistic moments to pure minimalism in my opinion. I really like him and his work!.

January 26, 2008
BCBear says:

Genius or madman, I wish I had Zach's talent, eye, and sense of humor.

January 10, 2008

there is no one like zach out in this world, truly... he lives in his own world. and he takes that slice of life that he sees and through the lens (TTL) transports us into what delusions he creates. his work borders on a psychotic episode meets divine beauty. his sense of humor, no wait (he's Brittish), his sense o… Read more

there is no one like zach out in this world, truly... he lives in his own world. and he takes that slice of life that he sees and through the lens (TTL) transports us into what delusions he creates. his work borders on a psychotic episode meets divine beauty. his sense of humor, no wait (he's Brittish), his sense of HUMOUR is outstanding, and no matter how bad my day might be going, just seeing what he uploads, always brings a smile to my face. so get in line, ugh.. not again, he's a bloddy BRIT JACK!, so, get in the queue and get your tickets now. Because Zach is the shining star of the Universe, and ask him sometime, his favorite song to sing while shooting macro shots, is God Save the Queen! i will always respect this man who brings so much creativity to his work and shares it with the world. he sits in an office all day thinking about what horror he can put his partner Andy through when he gets home. When the grey or gray skies of Manchester are looming, don't worry, because I am sure he has a nice pair of polka-dot undies, or knickers, or whatever they call them across the big pond, to throw on and snap some great photos for all of us to enjoy! thanks for being you Zach, a friend forever!!

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January 10, 2008
ad hoc cake (deleted)

Whenever Zach posts a new photograph on Flickr, heads start turning and we all flock to his photostream to view the latest image he brilliantly captured. Far from a one-trick pony, his range covers nearly everything from urban landscapes to nature to night scenery. What's more, he has a killer sense of humor that mak… Read more

Whenever Zach posts a new photograph on Flickr, heads start turning and we all flock to his photostream to view the latest image he brilliantly captured. Far from a one-trick pony, his range covers nearly everything from urban landscapes to nature to night scenery. What's more, he has a killer sense of humor that makes this reader sometimes burst with laughter. If ever I'm on his side of the pond, he'll be among the first on my list of people to meet.

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January 11, 2008

Zach is one of my fave photographers on here! if you have not seen his work, then you are seriously missing out on some simply great works of art!!!!!!!

November 9, 2007
m2matiz_ says:

ZACH... so quick, so witty, so intelligent, so gorgeous, so thoughtful and to top it off you're an amazing photographer. You have put a smile on my face since my first visit to this, your wonderful stream. It's an absolute pleasure my UK friend, to take a sneak peek at you every day. thank you. xx

August 15, 2007
Rightful Copper (deleted)

Zach has taken a few pictures of me last Saturday and I have to admit that, although the weather was cloudy and windy, he did an AMAZING job! Thank you so much Zach. The more I look at those pictures, the more I love them. You are so talented and have such a great personality as well. Big kisses, Now your friend and… Read more

Zach has taken a few pictures of me last Saturday and I have to admit that, although the weather was cloudy and windy, he did an AMAZING job! Thank you so much Zach. The more I look at those pictures, the more I love them. You are so talented and have such a great personality as well. Big kisses, Now your friend and forever, Thallie

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August 6, 2007

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