Sergio Miranda

Photographer / Owner @ sermiranda.com

Manama, Bahrain
I am a Photographer, Producer and Photoshop Artist.

My commercial work focuses on Advertising, Fashion and Food photography, and working with models in staged environments is my key strength.

I am also the producer of my photography, getting involved in client relationships, production scouting, project management, photo-shooting and post production.

More than fifteen years experience in diverse roles within the creative industry, and the variety of roles I've played, have enriched my tools to develop a wide range of content.

I was born in Patagonia Argentina and have lived in big cities like Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, where i learnt to speak many different languages and work in very different cultures and conditions.

On a less professional note, I'm in the process of building a career as a Hatha Yoga Teacher, coursing studies across India; I have a passion for music which I express through Dj sessions and –whenever I have the chance– I travel around the world, visiting places such as India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Moscow, Istanbul, Cyprus, Spain, Oman and more, taking Yoga, Photography and Music with me. I photograph my travels and exhibit everything in an online blog called Images of Life.

Work Experience

Sergio Miranda Photo

Owner / Photographer

More info on my website
January 2001 - Present

Studio ACA

Studio Manager and Lead Photographer / Producer

I covered various roles, Studio Manager being the umbrella.
As a Studio Manager, I'm in charge of the maintenance of the equipment and studio, the calendar for the rentals, plus the customer service.
I have also developed a branch of the studio focused on creating a Production House, scouting artists, building their portfolio and selling it to potential clients.
I have recently built the website of the Production House from scratch.
As one of the artists of the production house, I also photograph and retouch work for the studio.
February 2016 - February 2017 Bahrain

People's Collective Co.

Lead Photographer - Retoucher

Lead Photographer / Lead Digital Retoucher @ People's Collective Co Design Studio
April 2014 - August 2015 Bahrain

Memac Ogilvy

Digital Retoucher

As a visualizer, I was in charge of delivering visual interpretations of the ideas and concepts developed by the Art Direction team. I had to make scamps and drafts of concepts, with very fast turnarounds.

As a High-End retoucher, I was in charge of compositing, coloring and retouching the final art-works for ad campaigns.

Among the list of clients, the one that demanded most of my work was VIVA, the local telecom company, that shifted operations from Unisono to Memac Ogilvy and requested for me to continue producing their content.

CLIENTS: VIVA telecom company, American Express, Kempinsky Hotels, Zayani Motors, Optica, E-Government, Moda Mall.
December 2012 - March 2014 Bahrain

Unisono

Visualizer - High End Digital Retoucher

As a visualizer, I was in charge of delivering visual interpretations of the ideas and concepts developed by the Art Direction team. I had to make scamps and drafts of concepts, with very fast turnarounds.

As a High-End retoucher, I was in charge of compositing, coloring and retouching the final art-works for ad campaigns.

Among the list of clients, the one that demanded most of my work was VIVA, the local telecom company.

CLIENTS: Viva Telecom Company, Bahrain Telecom Company, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Y.K.Almoayed, Dilmunia, Seef Properties,Royal Golf Club, Money MO.
March 2012 - November 2012 Bahrain

Lienzo De Papel

Creative Director / Designer /Producer / Photographer

Lienzo de Papel is a supplement of Diario del Marqués Newspaper. It sees the light once a month and its content is mostly related with Fashion, Design, Arts and Culture.
December 2011 - March 2012 Argentina

Noche Polar

Photographer / Producer / Photo Editor

Used to shot 6 page fashion spreads. And also did all magazine covers from issues 9 to 27.
Also responsible of reviewing, adjusting and editing the whole magazine photography.
January 2009 - July 2011 Argentina

Several Companies

Several Positions related with TV Commercials production

I've worked in the film industry in Argentina, occupying different roles but mostly as a Camera-man, Gaffer, Producer, Props assistant, Art Direction assistant and Electrician.
Among other companies, I've worked for www.blueproductora.com, www.rebolucion.com, www.argentinacine.com, www.landia.com and www.pardelascine.com
January 2003 - December 2008 Argentina

Argentina Foto

Studio Manager / Producer / Digital Retoucher

Argentina Foto is renowned for its commercial campaigns.
September 2007 - December 2008 Argentina

Ale Burset

Studio Manager / Videocamera operator / Digital retoucher / Producer.

Ale Burset is mostly known for his advertising photography.
February 2006 - August 2008 Argentina

Central De Producers

Graphic Producer producing for Ogilvy & Mather Argentina

For a brief period, I worked producing content as a partner of Ogilvy & Mather Buenos Aires.
May 2006 - August 2006 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Urko Suaya

Chief Assistant / Studio Manager / Producer

Urko Suaya is one of the best argentinian fashion photographers
September 2004 - December 2006 Argentina

Juan Mathé

Assistant, Digital Retoucher

Juan Mathé is and advertising and fashion photographer
December 2002 - August 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marcos Lopez

Assistant, Digital Retoucher

Marcos Lopez is a renowned argentinian photographer.
August 2001 - December 2002 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Education

Universidad Del Cine

Director of Photography / Cinematographer

January 2005 - November 2008 Argentina

Escuela De Fotografía Creativa

Professional Stills Photographer

I studied the career in the days of analog photography, right before its shift to the digital update.
January 2000 - December 2002 Argentina

Languages

Spanish (Native),
English (Fluent),
Portuguese (Conversational),

Awards

Arte X Arte

Selected artist for main exhibition. Bienal de Fotografía Contemporánea.

2010

Skills

Camera Operation, Communication, Digital Photo Retouching, Director Of Photography, Filmmaking, Great At Languages, Photo Manipulation, Photography, Production, Team Building, Video Editing, Video Production,

Tools I work with

Photo Cameras: Hasselblad, Nikon, Canon, Mamiya, Sinar, Alpa, Polaroid, Kiev88, Pentax, Toyo, Fujifilm.

Video Cameras: GoPro, Panasonic HVX-200, Sony Z-1, Canon 5d, Canon 7d, Panasonic AF-101, Arri 16 ST, Arriflex 2B, BlackMagic Production, OSMO, Sony A7sII,

Lights and flashes: Hensel, Kinoflo, Lowel, Dexel, HMI, DedoLight; Bowens, ProFoto, Elinchrome, Broncolor, SunPack.

Software: Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw, Aperture, Capture, Final Cut, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Cinema4D.

Exhibitions Part I

October 2016. Collective exhibition at the Photography Open Call sponsored by Malja- Redbull, Bahrain.

September 2016. Co-Curator @ STRATA Exhibition, Bahrain. Exhibition hosted at Malja-Redbull space in Bahrain.

June 2013. Solo Exhibition. "Square Root". Three series of images shown in World Beats Centre. Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

March 2013. Collective exhibition as part of Alwan 338 Project, commissioned by Al Riwaq Gallery. Exploring the concept of "Common Grounds" I exhibited the work titled "OMBLIGO". Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

June 2012. Collective exhibition in Gulf Photo Plus gallery, Dubai. Work title: "Patagonia in Color"

March 2012. Retrospective César/Miranda. Exhibition of Works made together with the Fashion Designer and Artist Lucre César, from 1998 to 2012. El Maravilloso Mundo de Pau, art gallery. Comodoro Rivadavia, Patagonia Argentina. Several Works.

December 2011. 3rd Encounter of Visual Arts of Patagonia. Photography selected for main exhibition. Comodoro Rivadavia, Patagonia Argentina. Work Title: “La Artista”

September 2011. Mobile Poetics. Collective Exhibition with the “Liga de Profesionales de la Imagen” (League of Image Professionals) in a stand on the fair-kermesse Poética Móvil in the city of Puerto Madryn, Patagonia Argentina. Work title: “El Actor”

April 2011. “NOMADES”, collective exhibition in the atelier of the artist Mercedes Dutto, Comodoro Rivadavia. Together with Irina Svoboda, Mercedes Dutto, Emanuel Diaz Morales and Cristina Morales. Comodoro Rivadavia, Patagonia Argentina. Work Title: “Patagonia de Colores”

Exhibitions Part II

December, 2010, Collective Exhibition. Work selected for the "Second Prize Biennial of Photography”, organized by the Arte x Arte Galería – Luz and Alfonso Castillo Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Selected picture: "La Galerista"

November, 2010 Solo Exhibition in the Central Hall of the Puerto Madryn Shopping Centre, in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia Argentina. Work Title: "Parque El Desafío".

October, 2010 Solo Exhibition in the Cultural Center of Rawson, Patagonia Argentina.
Work Title: "Parque El Desafío".

August, 2010 Solo Exhibition in the Visual Arts Museum in Trelew, Patagonia Argentina. Work Title: "Parque El Desafío".

2008, Individual exhibition. Crimson Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2007, Collective Exhibition. NUN Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Work title: “Afortunadas Madre e Hija”