Arielle Thomas is a Melbourne based photographer and filmmaker. She works in both digital and 35mm, Super8 and darkroom photography. Moving to NYC at 18, Arielle graduated from NYU with a keen eye for visual story telling and portraiture. Initially cutting her teeth in the film and television arena, she quickly moved into commercials and content creation. Her unique and organic eye, and an innate ability to connect and draw the best out of her models and talent quickly saw Arielle working in fashion with Vogue Australia, Ford, Scanlan Theodore, Jac & Jack, Russh, Crop Natural and Serena and Venus Williams. Arielle is the Victorian recipient of the inaugural Australian Directors Guild Women in Commercial and Content Mentorship.
Further behind the lens as a filmmaker, she’s recognised as an award winning fashion film director for her film Genade ft. Bassike 2017. Her short films have quickly become Vimeo Staff Picks reaching over 1 million views each, and her latest short film Meat and Potatoes took home several awards at Tropfest25, making Arielle one to watch in the Australian film, television and commercial circuit.
Pairing her love for fashion photography and her background in film, Arielle’s ability to produce stills photography as well as fashion films for her clients is an unbeatable combination. When shooting both stills and video content, Arielle works hard to meet the rapid demand for brands to produce video perfectly.
Arielle teaches content creation at Cannes Lions every year to college students from around the globe and has recently been invited to join the board at VAMFF, recognised for her innovative eye and passion for the fashion industry.