Photography by Tafari © 2018

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Who Is Tafari


I am an award-winning Detroit, Michigan-based visual artist and interpreter who has been telling stories through photography for well over a decade. My work has been featured in the New York and Los Angeles Times, and on magazines, billboards and various other media around the globe. I source my projects from psychological introspection and social commentary and am all about synthesizing what I see and translating that into a full range of visual expression that is both authentic and relevant.


When I photograph, I aim to capture the essence, spirit and character of a subject in a way that makes you feel something. If I’m shooting an individual, I create captivating imagery that evokes emotion and excites the senses to amplify the moment. If I’m shooting businesses or corporations, I develop high quality content that create value and inspires brand loyalty.  No matter the subject or scenario, I use a full range of photographic and multimedia design disciplines to cultivate the images you need to wrap your vision around a story that fires the imagination and stirs the soul.

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City of Detroit:

The Neighborhoods: Future History Makers

Photographer Tafari Stevenson-Howard has recently made waves with his viral photography project called “The Couch Series.” Over the course of four months, Tafari captured eccentric and bold portraits of some of Detroit’s finest men and women. The photos were heralded by multiple national publications, even earning a shoutout from TV extraordinaire Shonda Rhimes.

Here Tafari discusses the series’ serendipitous beginnings and how he was personally inspired by Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee. Van Der Zee’s iconic from photos of African Americans in the 1920s were a source of inspiration for “The Couch Series.”

Find information for “The Couch: Beautiful – An Exploration Of Beautiful Black Women” exhibit, here and here.

See all images from Tafari’s, “The Couch” series here.


An award winning photographer, who’s work has been described as energetic, imaginative, and colorful.


Passionate about arts, entertainment, social justice, & self expression.


Fifteen years of graphic & web design experience for small business owners and individuals.


As seen in the New York Times Street Fashion section.

How I Get Down


PORTRAIT Photography

I evolved from my very comfortable niche of photographing flowers creating abstract effects, which I found to be relaxing and inspiring, to the joys of photographing people. From studio sessions, family portraits, concerts, head shots to street photography, I have embraced and mastered this area of photography.

EVENT Photography

Time flies when you’re having fun! And that’s why you need a professional event photographer to capture all the details of your special occasion. Whether you are planning a milestone birthday, charity event, award ceremony, or corporate function, it is essential to preserve your memories through photography.

WEDDING Photography

As you begin planning for your special day, your choice of photographer will be one of the most important decisions you make. Having your own experienced photographer ensures that you have quality photographs that provide lasting memories.

EDITORIAL Photography

Do you need killer images for marketing? I’m currently available for commission stock or editorial works. View my images here to get a feel for my style and available stock images.

Media buyers, purchase my work from Getty Images.

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Detroit, MI
1 [734] 678-0774

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