Our favorite photos of 2015

Choose your faves and send as a gift!

Check out our favorite photos and learn how the artists are connected to ZOOM

Featured photographers

Our website features mountains photographed by ZOOMers, clients and friends.
The images bring to life our mantra that marketing is the process of owning a hill.


Michael Babiak

Favorite places to travel:  The south of France, Italy and Turkey
Tennis, piano, photography, painting, cooking
Favorite mountain:
Mount Rundle, Banff National Park, Canada
Camera used:
Lumix GX7 mirror-less camera
Favorite subject to shoot: Taking photos of people while traveling
Why photography? “
I think great photos capture how things feel, rather than how they look


Nick Cahill

Favorite places to travel: Black Rock City, Nevada
Snowboarding, split boarding, snowmobiling, rock climbing, hiking, traveling and creating memories with friends
Favorite mountain:
Mt Shasta. The best part about all that you may ask? A 7,000 foot snowboard ride down.
Camera used: Canon 5DMk3
Favorite subject to shoot: If I had to choose one, I would choose nature.
Why photography? A friend of mine consistently didn’t show up to taking photos of a race car I was building. I thought to myself, “If you want something done right, you might as well do it yourself.”
Profession: Professional photographer/videographer, and half hippy, half dirtbag 😉


Sara Gray

Favorite places to travel:  Italy
and Costa Rica
Vent creativity through photography and “mess up” photos by turning them into digital artwork
with Photoshop
Favorite mountain: 
Half Dome, because it’s an amazing piece of geological history right in front of us
Camera used:
Nikon D800
Favorite subject to shoot:
On photo adventures, photographing the photographers
Why photography?
“The adventure of it, getting outside, and how it is a shared passion for me and
my teenager
Profession: Production Designer
and Photographer

See more of her work


Taylor Gray

Favorite places to travel: Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks
Hobbies: Playing the drums and skateboarding
Favorite mountain: Half Dome in Yosemite National Park because of it’s unique shape
Camera used: Nikon D7000
Favorite subject to shoot: Landscape photography – seascapes, landscapes, nightscapes, and cityscapes
Likes most about photography: The adventures and stories that come from each photo expedition
Profession: High school sophomore

See more of his work

Hy Murveit

Hy Murveit

Hobbies: Photography, tennis,
cactus gardening
Favorite mountain: Sonora Pass, Sierra Nevada Mountains
Camera used: Nikon D800
Favorite subject to shoot: Travel photography, flowers
Profession: Software Engineer

Yuichi Saito

Yuichi Saito

Hobbies: Aircraft
Favorite mountain: Mt. Fuji, Japan
Camera used: Nikon DX Format Digital Camera, iPhone
Favorite subject to shoot: Aircraft, flowers and Mt. Fuji
Why photography? “It feels a bit like treasure hunting. The possibility of the next shot being the best of my life”
Profession: Aircraft leasing


Maile Smith

Hobbies: Paddling a women’s outrigger canoeing club out of San Francisco
Favorite mountain: Being from the Monterrey Peninsula, the Santa Lucia Range is where I feel most at home
Cameras used: A 1962 Rolleiflex that I inherited from my grandfather, a Nikon D700, and the camera on my phone
Favorite subject to shoot: Mundane objects and normal people that are caught in a temporary scene of surrealism or irony
Why photography? I fell in with a group of film photography aficionados in San Francisco that calls themselves “Blow Up”
Profession: Environmental Geologist


Michael Victor

Hobbies: Cycling across Europe, paragliding, kite boarding, skiing, snowboarding and piloting a tailwheel
Favorite mountain: Riding down the Stelvio pass in Bormio, Italy
Camera used: Canon 7D. On the bike, iPhone 6 or Sony rx100
Favorite subject to shoot: Street photography when traveling, to see how people live
Why photography? “Because I
can’t paint!”
Profession: Managing Director at Morgan Stanley