Tari was immersed in the Chicago jazz scene from a young age. Surrounded by great artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, who frequented her father’s legendary club the Jazz Showcase, Tari was drawn to the expressive, improvisational elements and style of the music, which have inspired her work as a cinematographer.
With a degree in cinematography from Columbia College she relocated to Los Angeles where she interned on the Oscar-nominated Sideways. Soon after, she continued as Director of Photography on numerous shorts, music videos, and feature films.
Tari approaches her work with great artistic integrity and an innovative spirit. Her ability to apply a unique vision to a broad range of genres has created for her the opportunity to work on projects with a wide variety of both style and budget