I'm Karni Arieli. female photographer and Filmmaker.
half of directing duo karni & Saul. Based in the UK. israeli British hybrid .
I love fantasy, quirky crops, funny dark situations, I'm a shell addict and a fan of dance and wild nature.
I love creating very visual narrative pieces, fashion dance and art films, short and punchy things.
and a passion for story telling, for and by woman.
I majored in photography at Bezalel academy of art and design Jerusalem, working in fashion magazines and newspapers in Tel aviv before moving to London. my photography has been featured in photo vogue, showstudio, pictured magazine, Time out London , Lenseculture, Haaretz newspaper , PhotoPlace gallery . I was also the tour photographer for Katie Melua in her winter tour which then was turned into a book in 2018.
I've been making music videos commercials and short films for over ten years... as a directing duo in our studio Sulkybunny.
We were BAFTA nominated for our first short film "Turning".Our second short fantasy film
"Flytopia" was made with film4 and based on a will self story.
we have also made films for showstudio Random Acts ,Nowness platform and consenses, and been part of Berlinale talent campus.
in the past year I've been documenting my family in lockdown uk through the covid pandemic .home diaries.
my image "home hair" is part of HOLD STILL exhibition at the national portrait gallery.
which is now book as well.
im also working on EYE MAMA project. a book and platform for mothers documenting their families in the year of the covid-19 pandemic 2020/1.
Do drop me a line and say hi
for karni and saul work go to