Ari Tapiero is a self taught photographer who was fortunate enough to have two great mentors guide him early on. They showed him that hard work and perseverance were key to a successful career in this business.
Portraits and architecture are two of his favourite subjects. Ari’s current personal project is documentary photography, where he combines both portraits and architecture to tell the story of The Last Jews of Miskolc.
We chatted about how he evolved from an education in religion and political science to shooting portraits in Paris of Hollywood stars like Sylvester Stallone, Glenn Close, Ryan Gosling, and yes, Kevin Bacon.
Through out his career, Ari has constantly learned lessons and evolved to become his own voice and work on his own projects.
One of the topics we chatted about was raising funds for personal projects. Ari is tapping the resources of Indiegogo to raise funds to continue with his The Last Jews of Miskolc project.
Since Ari and I recorded this interview his involvement in photography has evolved again. He has added product distribution to his bag of tricks and is now the Canadian distributor of FLM, a German tripod and ball head manufacturer.
Ari Tapiero’s website is www.aritapiero.com
To help spread the word, visit his Indiegogo page at: http://www.indiegogo.com/ari
You can also follow Ari on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aritapierofoto
For more information on FLM, the website is www.flmcanada.com.