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Ari Michelson is a California Native, raised in ocean spray and earthquakes. While attending school in Santa Barbara he was visited by the Dalai Lama, who appeared in a cloud of smoke and told him find happiness, he must follow his heart. He considered pro-skating, but luckily chose the camera instead. Whether shooting models, stars or legends – Neil Diamond, Katy Perry, Anjelica Houston – or friends and family, Ari’s love for his subject finds beauty in everyone. His work has appeared worldwide, both in advertising and print publications, including Esquire, Shape, Rolling Stone, People & More. He has been featured in PDN several times. Ari lives in Los Angeles with his wife Louise, and their daughter Charlie.