Ari Rex APP.





Ari Rex is an international award winning photographer based in Canberra. 

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).


"My photography is a visual symphony of everything I have lived, all the music I’ve heard, all the books I’ve read and all the people I’ve loved "


“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.”


2019       1st Place  IPA  Photo Awards - Professional Astrophotography 

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

2019       2x Bronze Medals, Pano Awards

2019       APA Honourable Mention, Landscape Category

2019       2x Silver with Distinction Awards, Landscape & Commercial APPA. AIPP

2019       Silver Award, Landscape APPA. AIPP

2019       AIPP ACT Commercial Photographer of the Year Finalist

2019       AIPP  Epson ACT  x8  Silver awards 

2019       4th place Landscape, Australasia Top Emerging Photographer 

2019       Head On Photo Awards Landscape Category., Finalist

2018       IPA Photo Awards Honorable Mention 2016 & x3 times 2018

2018       Highly Commended Australia's Top Emerging Photographer

2017       Finalist at Sunstudios Emerging Photographer of the Year Competition

2017       Silver Award AIPP APPA

2017       2x Silver Awards  EPSON NSW/ACT

2016       Winner 2016 Canon Australia Award at High Court of Australia 

2016       Silver Award AIPP APPA

2016       UN/CIT Prize for  Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 

2015       Silver Award EPSON NSW/ACT 


Other awards, Exhibitions, Interviews and Publications:

*   Solo exhibition as part of 2019 Heritage Festival " Space" 

*   One of 10 Best Photos of Canon Australia Iinstagram 2018 

*   One of the Top 10 Canberra times Images 2018

*   Solo exhibition at Namadgi Visitor Centre 2018 

*   Capture Magazine top Photographers 2016 and 2017 "The Annual Edition"

Australian Photography magazine

SMH Sydney Morning Herald about the Blood Moon Article

*   The Big Picture Competition (

*   Canberra times Article 

*   Skyfire 2017 Hit 104.7 Article 

*   Canberra Times (Printed several times)

*   ABC Radio Canberra (several times including a 20min interview about  the Stargazing show March 2017)

*   Belconnen Comunity Council Website (Featuring entire album)

Some of Ari’s clients include.

Cathay Pacific, Hudson, CBM. Foxtel, Macquarie University, Parliament House Australia, Visit Canberra, ACT Parks and Conservation Services, Geocon and Westfield