Arnaldo was born on May 1984 in Brescia, Italy.
In 2010 he graduated in Cinema at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy but he gradually shifted his attention to still pictures.
In August 2011 he moved to Los Angeles to study photography and started working for celebrity and portrait photographers like Jim Jordan, Douglas Kirkland and Joe Pugliese, working on set and as a studio assistant and retoucher.
In this fertile environment he developed his passion for taking portraits.
He graduated with honorable mention two years later at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara.
Now Arnaldo is currently based in Italy, where he enjoys the company of the close ones and the Italian food. He loves swimming and running and loves dark chocolate.
Arnaldo Abba is attracted to photography by the need to record and to document, which is almost a moral commanding: narrate the world’s protagonists and tell their stories.
With a European cultural background and an American technical formation his style is both classic and cinematic, where the subject always remains the center of focus.
His images show this sensitivity to the subject and his story: weather in studio or in location, what matter is to be able to show the different shades of the human soul.
FAPA - Fine Art Photography Awards - "The Lost Ship" - 2015/2016
Gold Selection at North Valley Art League International Photography Show –2014
Best of Photography 2013 – Photographer’s Forum magazine – Finalist – 2013
Best of College Photography 2013 – Photographer’s Forum magazine – Finalist – 2013
Best of College Photography 2012 – Photographer’s Forum magazine – Finalist – 2012
Gruppo 2009 – Best Photo Portfolio – 2011
Happy Birthday Italy – Sky Italia – Short Movie Winner – 2011
Brescia da Girare – Short movie winner – 2010
FRAMES - 20 fotografi bresciani under 35 - Brescia, Italy 2015
NORTH VALLEY ART LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL SHOW - Redding, California 2014
THE LONGEST WAY HOME - Personal exhibit - Brescia, Italy 2013
THE PATH - Exhibition at Gallery 27 - Santa Barbara, California 2013