Ari Rex APP.
Ari Rex is an international award-winning photographer based in Canberra.
Ari was born in Vlore, south coast of Albania. His interest in photography started when he was a little boy. His father had an old Zorki camera and Ari was fascinated by it, since then his passion for photography kept growing and expanding.
Ari is driven by perfection. His broad technical knowledge has allowed him to work in many fields of photography including portraits, weddings,fashion, events, products and aerial photography.
For Ari there is nothing as magical as when the camera captures the full splendour of the Milky Way arching over the horizon. It is a skill he loves to share through specialist courses for those keen to perfect their own experience of capturing the stars.
Ari holds an Advanced Diploma of Photography from CIT, Canberra.
He is also an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).
“I appreciate the often unseen beauty of everyday life, and I strive to capture that in every picture. I want my audience to feel a connection to my photographs through the story that they are trying to tell.”
"Only at night, we realise that we are part of something much bigger. At night you see the stars, the Milky Way, nebulae and galaxies that are thousands of light-years away; and that makes you see everything in perspective. This is also what feeds me physically and spiritually when I go out at night to photograph the stars."
2020 HeadOn Photo Awards, Landscape Category Semi Finalist
2019 The Annual, 2019 Capture Magazine, Professional, Landscape.
2019 Top 20 on the Mono Awards
2019 2 Bronze Medals, Pano Awards
2019 Silver with Distinction Award, Landscape APPA. AIPP
2019 Silver Award, Landscape APPA. AIPP
2019 8 X Silver awards AIPP Epson ACT
2019 APA Honourable Mention, Landscape Category
2018 Highly Commended Australia's Top Emerging Photographer
2017 Silver Award, States AIPP APPA
2017 2 X Silver Awards EPSON NSW/ACT
2016 CIT, High Court of Australia, Canon Australia Prize
2016 UN/CIT Prize for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
2015 Silver Award EPSON NSW/ACT AIPP
Other awards, Exhibitions, Interviews and Publications:
* 2020 Storm Chasing Interview UK Mail+
* 2020 Bolide explosion Interview Caters UK
* 2019 Solo exhibition as part of 2019 Heritage Festival " Space"
* 2018 Second Best Photos of Canon Australia Iinstagram
* 2018 Top 10 Canberra times Images
* 2018 Solo exhibition at Namadgi Visitor Centre
* ABC Radio Canberra (several times including a 20min interview about the Stargazing show March 2017)
* Belconnen Comunity Council Website (Featuring entire album)
* 2014 City News
Some of Ari’s clients include.
Cathay Pacific, Hudson, National Museum of Australia, CBM. BP, Foxtel, Macquarie University, Parliament House Australia, Visit Canberra, ACT Parks and Conservation Services, Geocon and Westfield