Tari has a degree in cinematography from Columbia College Chicago, and upon graduation, she was awarded an internship on the Oscar nominated film Sideways working under acclaimed cinematographer, Phedon Papamichael.
She recently finished serving as Director of Photography on Mr. Popamichael's directorial debut, when he called upon her to shoot his first feature film: City of Jerks.
Tari has also worked on numerous other feature films, shorts, and music videos. Last year she finished shooting the independent films, The Harsh Life of Veronica Lambert, which was shot with a current take on the french new wave style and was preceded by a thriller, Deadfall Trail, which embodied a wide scale cinematic approach.
Born and raised in Chicago, Tari was immersed into the arts and local jazz scene from a very early age at her father's legendary club, the Jazz Showcase. Surrounded by artists such as Dizzy Gilespie, who frequented the club often, she was drawn to the expressive, improvisational elements and style of the music.
Today she continues to seek her own visionary blend of story and style, to explore boundaries and extend the imagination of cinema. Her ability to apply a unique vision to a wide range of genres has brought on the opportunity to work on a variety of projects varying in style and budget.
Currently, Tari is in Los Angeles working on the sequel to Knocked UP, the Judd Apatow film, This is 40, starring Paul Rudd.