Deb Achak is a Seattle-based photographer working in both conceptual and street photography. Her conceptual photography gives form to memory, energy, dreams, and the exploration of spirituality. Her street photography, captured in beaches throughout the world, documents the human experience of water.


Deb Achak, In the Studio, 2020


Deb Achak, In the field


Deb Achak’s attention to composition and the human experience stretches the capacity of the camera to create painterly photographs rich in meaning and story.


Deb Achak, Studio View, 2020


After capturing photos in the field, Achak returns to her studio where the editing process begins on her computer. She checks the composition, tone, colors, and various other factors of each photo.


Deb Achak, In The Studio


After editing, each photo is printed, a process that can take some time. Each physical print is then checked over again to ensure the scale, tone, colors, etc. are correct. Achak’s photographs are typically available in three sizes (20×30, 30×45, 40×60 inches).



Deb Achak, Studio View, 2020


Much of Achak’s work explores her fascination with water and the ways in which we connect with it. She examines the texture, color, and poetry of the ocean, as well as the commonalities across cultures in the way we gather, find joy, relaxation, and contemplation at the beach.


Deb Achak, Shooting in Punta de Mita


Deb Achak, Ebb and Flow, Punta de Mita, No. 15, Archival fine art print, 20×30, 30×45, 40×60 inches


Her portrayal of water has taken Achak to many far-flung locations, in hot and cold climates.


Deb Achak, Shooting at Cle Elum Lake


Deb Achak, Cle Elum Lake, 2016, Digital archival pigment print, 20×30, 30×45, 40×60 inches


Deb Achak’s photographs have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Her work is also included in the collection of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Fraction Magazine, Luxe Interiors and Design Magazine, Elle Decor, Domino, Apartment Therapy, and Lenscratch.


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