About

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 (he graduated at the Brooks Institute of Photography) his style is both pictorial, classic and cinematic in the composition and use of colors or black and white, where the center of focus is alway the subject. 
His images show this sensitivity to the subject and his story: whether in studio or in location, what matter is to be able to show the different shades of the human soul. 

ABOUT

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.

VISION

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. 

 

AWARDS

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

EXHIBITIONS

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