Kike Miranda and his Urban Dreams Featured

Cityscapes are taken to a whole new level in the photographer's “Casual Urban Art”.

by 21 October 2009

He is one of the most veteran fashion photographers in Spain. Today, he doesn’t only do fashion editorials for Spanish glossies, he also does paintings. He dubs them ‘casual urban art’. The story behind the paintings is a very curious one. For years he has amassed a great collection of shots he did on location while the model was being dressed or made up. He tells us himself: “There is a lot of free time during fashion shoots when you just stand around. Since I am very fidgety I would turn my attention to something and take a photo of it. Just one shot. Then back to work. It could be a wall with graffiti in the center of Madrid, a Coca Cola can that was washed ashore on South Beach, or a series of containers with stickers on a Parisian sidewalk.”

His personal collection grew and grew until Jose Fernández Padrazuela, a friend and fashion editor, saw them and instantly fell in love. He asked him to print one out on canvas, to decorate his living room, and the rest is history. Thanks to insider word of mouth, many of Kike’s pieces are hanging on the walls of fashionista’s Madrid lofts. The pieces are quite exclusive and can only be made to order through the photographer himself. Prices vary depending on the material used and the size (for more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). What we love most? “Each picture was born by chance. From a fleeting moment where something caught my eye and I captured in one shot.” And this is exactly what each work inspires, a moment stolen from urban nature.

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