Raised in New Hampshire, Deb Achak holds a master’s degree in social work and is a self-trained photographer and filmmaker.
Deb's fine art photography explores her fascination with water imagery and beach culture, a subject matter that is deeply rooted in her memories of childhood. Swimming with her camera allows her to study the texture, color and poetry of water above and below the surface, as well as capture intimate moments with her human subjects from the unique vantage point of the water, a method she refers to as aquatic street photography. Deb also turns the camera on her family in several of her series, exploring the presence of technology in modern day childhood, and ponders the relationship between her young sons as they grow. Regardless of the subject, Deb's practice is guided by intuition and mindfulness as she releases the shutter.
Deb's work has been exhibited widely and featured in numerous publications including Luxe Magazine, Domino, Apartment Therapy, Elle Decor, Fraction Magazine, and Lenscratch, as well as in juried exhibitions around the world. She is represented by Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle.
She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and sons in a grand old home that was once a bed and breakfast.