Behind the Lens: 5 Questions for Photographer Miranda Penn Turin
If there’s one thing that truly inspires us, it’s the drama and the iconic beauty of fashion photography. A striking photo just has a way of sticking with you… Well, one of the coolest parts about our job is that every so often we get to work alongside some of those muses we are constantly looking to for inspiration. And now we’re bringing you behind the lens with us!
The latest eye candy we can’t seem to shake comes from the lens of Miranda Penn Turin—the award-winning photographer you might recognize from the pages of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle. She’s photographed everyone from Christina Aguilera to Penèlope Cruz, and even a few bebe lookbooks, including one to watch for this April. But first! Feast your eyes on some of her most stunning shots and find out where she finds her inspiration, from film to some not-so-faraway places…
(1) STYLUST: Describe your fashion photography style in three words.
MIRANDA PENN TURIN: Sexy, graphic and emotional.
(2) STYLUST: What inspires you?
MIRANDA: Great directors and cinema, fiction, the people I work with, the weather, architecture, wildlife—the list goes on.
(3) STYLUST: Which of your past fashion shoots was your personal favorite?
MIRANDA: I could never pick one favorite… Every time I pick up my camera, I’m doing what I love most, so choosing just one would be too hard.
(4) STYLUST: Best model you’ve ever worked with?
MIRANDA: Too many great ones to choose! But for me, a model’s quality is defined by movement and personality rather than beauty alone.
(5) STYLUST: Best location you’ve ever shot at?
MIRANDA: Again, so many, but I can narrow it down to a category: I love warehouses. Shafts of light come from unexpected places, age and neglect create amazing texture, and floors can be wet down to be reflective—they’re versatile, moody and beautiful. But I also love natural spaces, like Death Valley and the Olympic Peninsula. I did a shoot in Grand Central early in the morning once that I still love as well. You know what it is, that all of these locations have in common? A sense of vastness…
Love Miranda’s work as much as we do? Click here to see more on her website!