I first came across Ari Gabel's photos through Redbird while looking for a decent shop to print my portfolio. Considering it's very rare to see photographers come up nowadays with creative self-portraits without the old clean plain walls and studio lighting, Ari has indeed stunningly showcased one of the best self-portraits I have seen in a long while.
Ari Gabel is a working photographer whose main concentration deals with the documentation of the vanishing faces and stories held within countless individuals across the American landscape. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Ari Gabel nurtured the ability and importance of photography into a lifelong passion of his, which came to fruition during his four years at the Ringling College of Art and Design. His work is both a balance of research and shear instinct, allowing him to explore the environment around him and establish a common understanding of the land. His use of analog cameras is not due to the rarity of it's existence in modern times, but for the quality it posses and the personable connection it creates with the subject.