Manuel Naranjo Martell is born in Seville, to an American mother and a Spanish father. His father a painter and his mother with a great passion for the arts, his education and artistic longings would be totally influenced by them. A self-taught photographer, he studies in Barcelona where he gets a degree in film directing and script writing . His passion for the arts pushes him to explore different artistic roads. He is currently working as a freelance photographer, having worked with a long list of top musicians, top chefs of world renown, together with actors and writers. His first documentary work, ”Afternoon at La Maestranza”, from the bull ring of his native Seville has received excellent reviews for his personal, profound vision and elegance.