“The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body. Always an orchestra, and just as music traverses walls, so sensuality traverses the body and reaches up to ecstasy.”- Anais Nin
Born in 1993 in New York, Tara Violet Niami is a Brooklyn based photographer from LA. She is most inspired by the films of Terrence Malick and Wim Wenders and artists Francesca Woodman, Sally Mann, Diane Arbus, as well as Pictorialism. She seeks to perplexe and unsettle viewers with her work. Along with being a photographer, Tara is a filmmaker.
Tara has photographed for Rookie Magazine, headed by Tavi Gevinson and Anaheed Alani. Most recently, the music video she directed for “Worth the Wait” by The Life of Riley (for the release of the film Shirin in Love) premiered on the Huffington Post. She has shown in group shows in London and Berlin. Tara’s work has been published in such publications as Elle France, Vanity Fair Spain, VICE, Le Monde, the book If You Leave covered by Dazed & Confused, and more.
Tara currently pursues a BFA in photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where she is also studying film. She is in the process of directing her short film, entitled Mirrors and Ghosts.