Bio: Born in 1993 in New York, Tara Violet Niami is an award-winning photographer and cinematographer from LA. Since high school, Tara worked for years as a production still photographer on films before making the transition into cinematography, supported by various highly experienced, Oscar-nominated cinematographers in the industry. She brings her fine art photographic background to the work she does with moving image storyteller. Tara holds an MFA from American Film Institute Conservatory in Cinematography and a BFA in photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. For her cinematography, she is represented by Claire Best of Claire Best & Associates. Tara is a dual citizen in the US and the UK. Tara has directed and shot a number of short form work including in narrative, documentary, TV pilot, and other music videos. She has shot on 35mm film, super 16, and digitally. She has made her feature film DP as the cinematographer of Ramin Niami’s independent feature film Eye Without A Face which will be released later on in 2020. She will also be shooting Ramin's next feature film, an Iranian American family drama. Outside of narrative work, recently, the music video for Madame Gandhi's “See Me Thru” shot by Tara was released by Billboard in January 2020 and featured on the NY Times’ music section. Additionally, she filmed Cali and Dandee for “Somebody to Love,” a Leona Lewis track they are featured on, for NBC's Songland. She also shot a fashion film with director Tota Lee, who has worked with artists like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, for Molly Pepper clothing. The video will be finished and released this year.
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