I was born in Italy and came to the United States at a very young age with my parents where I was raised and educated in New York City, Manhattan to be precise. I graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science and St. John's University Law School with a J.D.
In addition to practicing law I also worked at photography on the weekends and finally returned to Europe and started my own commercial photographic studio. I did commercial photography for FIAT, MARTINI & ROSSI, GRISINI, MORTIZ BEER, and others. Later, I expanded into creative artistic surrealistic photography and had work exhibited in galleries in Barcelona, Rome, Florence and at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio. A friend, Salvador Dali, asked me to do a portrait of him and it was titled "Dali by Dali" because it was a surrealistic image of the great painter. When he passed away the portrait was on his nightstand.
At the time I used the name Abel Miranda for my artistic work which is a combination of my original first name and my middle name. Now you know what the M. stands for.
I have always aspired to approach photography from Ansel Adams' point of view: "A good photographer is one who can take a common object and rendered it uncommon."
Another aspect of my work was portrait photography. I was one of the earliest photographers in Europe to use the Rembrandt lighting in my portraits so that the photographs appeared as oil paintings. This was highly successful and I was the portrait photographer for the Spanish Royals, The Duke and Duchess of Cadiz, and their family in Madrid.
Because art evolves along with the artist I am today dedicating myself to Conceptual Fine Art photography. This is what this site features. The use of a digital camera and the appropriate software makes the possibilities endless, always bearing in mind to use these modern technics in moderation.
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