Miranda Penn Turin lives in New York and LA and was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She shoots all over the world and is grateful to have the best crew on the planet. If she hadn’t been a photographer, she probably would have been a pyrotechnician. Or maybe a marine biologist, if it weren’t for the seasick thing. Or a pastry chef, but the hours suck.
Miranda started shooting at 16 - she attended the University of Pennsylvania with the intention of becoming a writer, but knew well before she graduated that she had to be a photographer. Her clients include Coty, Max Factor, Sony, Universal, Bloomingdales, Fox, Warner Bros. Records, Converse, Conde Nast, the Four Seasons, Chase, MTV and many others. She is currently working with Voices4Freedom, a humanitarian organization committed to abolishing human trafficking all over the world. Her images of the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu provide the cover art for The Book of Joy, currently in it's 32nd week on the New York Times top ten bestseller list. A writer as well, she just completed her first novel.
Her advice on visiting her home town: eat lobster and don’t try to do the accent. You can follow her on Instagram at @mirandapennturin .