Ariel Nava, also known as “Ari”, found his passion when he first picked up a DSLR camera. His work has been used by the NBA, Esquire Magazine, People Magazine, Oakland Magazine, Alameda Magazine, The Voice on NBC and several films.
Ariel began shooting photos at NBA G-League games and then branched out to NBA, NFL and NCAA sports. During that time he also began to shoot weddings, Bar Mitzvah’s, and other special events. Soon Ariel discovered his love for music and photography. He has photographed artists such as, H.E.R., Nas, The Migos, Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, The Wu-Tang Clan, Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Jorja Smith, Ella Mai, Ari Lennox, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Dave East, G-eazy, J.Cole, Young MA and many more.
While he continues to work in the music industry, Ariel has chosen to focus more on the field of portrait and headshot photography and has opened a small studio space in Emeryville, CA.