Zelda Zinn was born in Louisiana, and grew up in a big family in Texas, back when it was a blue state. Drawing and dreaming up contraptions were early pleasures. She fell in love with photography when she was 10 years old, having taken a magical photo of her best friend with a huge gum bubble covering her face. She attended an arts high school before studying the classics at St. John's College. For grad school, she attended the University of New Mexico, receiving an MA and an MFA in photography. Having taught photography for many years, she loves to make photo enthusiasts of her students. She views photography as one of many tools available to artists, and likes to get her hands dirty with other media such as printing, painting, and making sculpture. She was fortunate to be awarded artist's residencies to the Santa Fe Art Institute and Vermont Studio Center. Both have had a profound impact on her art making. She continues to be amazed by the worlds of nature and the imagination.