Howdy, My Name is Ariel
I’m an Arizona based photographer/designer/adventurer/human with a passion for graphic design and photography. LiveLaugh is the avenue in which I explore that passion as a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and all around visual communicator.
When I’m not designing or looking for things to photograph, I quite enjoy searching out cool coffee shops, climbing beautiful mountains, watching Doctor Who, or dragging friends on photo adventures in search of epic lighting.
I’m currently available for freelance work, I’m always looking for new and interesting projects – have an idea?
Work Published in Vagabundo Magazine / USA / 2012
Work Published in Sportsnet Magazine / Canada / 2012
Magnum Professional Practice Scholarship Recipient / IdeasTap / 2011
Garfield Weston Scholarship Recipient / University of Ulster / 2011
Image Conference Graduate Scholar Award Recipient / Image Conference / 2011
Work Featured in The Bluewater Tale Film / Arizona / 2010
Work Published in Skewed Magazine / Vancouver, BC / 2009
Stuff of Legend Exhibit / Gilbert Court House / Gilbert, Arizona / 2007
The Official Stuff
Ariel Body is a former desert dwelling photographer, designer, and coffee drinker. Having earned a BA in Design Studies in Digital Visualization in her homeland at Arizona State University, she has just completed an MA Multidisciplinary Design from the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland. With this background and passion for graphic design and photography, she is self employed as a freelance visual communicator, exploring new and innovative ways of visual storytelling. Recently, her postgraduate work and research explored the future of the photographic medium by investigating the relationship between the real and imagined by challenging the traditional techniques of photographic imaging, particularly in relation to the use of computer generated imagery and digital manipulation.
It is suspected that at a young age, she was infected with a travel bug, which was of course inoperable, and left her with a constant itch to explore the world.