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       Second Place, AIPP SILVER LINING AWARDS "Celebration"

2020       Finalist, AIPP SILVER LINING AWARDS, "Celebration"

2020       Finalist  AIPP SILVER LINING AWARDS , "Isolation"

2020       5 Times Semi Finalist, AIPP SILVER LINING AWARDS  

2020       HeadOn Photo Awards, Landscape Category Semi Finalist

2019       1st Place  IPA  Photo Awards - Professional Astrophotography 

2019       2019 AIPP ACT Commercial Photographer of the Year Finalist

2019       The Annual, 2019 Capture Magazine, Professional, Landscape.

2019       HeadOn Photo Awards Landscape Category., Finalist

2019       Top 20 on the Mono Awards 

2019       2  Bronze Medals, Pano Awards

2019       Silver with Distinction Award, Landscape APPA. AIPP

2019       Silver with Distinction Award, Commercial APPA. AIPP

2019       Silver Award, Landscape APPA. AIPP

2019       AIPP ACT Commercial Photographer of the Year Finalist

2019       8 X  Silver awards AIPP  Epson ACT 

2019       APA Honourable Mention, Landscape Category

2019       4th place Landscape, Australasia Top Emerging Photographer 

2018       IPA Photo Awards Honorable Mention 2016 & 3 X 2018

2018       Highly Commended Australia's Top Emerging Photographer

2017       Finalist, Sunstudios 2017 Emerging Photographer Comp.

2017       Silver Award, States AIPP APPA

2017       2 X Silver Awards  EPSON NSW/ACT

2016       CIT, High Court of Australia, Canon Australia Prize 

2016       Silver Award, States, AIPP APPA

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

*   2020 Astrophotography interview ZSH Albania

*   2020 Solo Exhibition, HeadOn Photo Festival

*   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 Canberra Time  Astrophotography article

*   2018 Solo exhibition at Namadgi Visitor Centre 

*   2017 Capture Magazine top Photographers "The Annual Edition"

*   2016 Capture Magazine top Photographers "The Annual Edition"

*   SMH Sydney Morning Herald about the Blood Moon Article

*   The Big Picture Competition (

*   Canberra times Article Of Meteor

*   Skyfire 2017 Hit 104.7 Article 

*   Canberra Times Heritage Festival

*   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