12 September 2017

Renell Medrano is the Bronx photographer taking over Instagram

Raw, honest portraiture.

[F]rom capturing Kylie Jenner on holiday in the Caribbean and Bella Hadid for Dior Beauty, to designing A$AP Ferg’s album covers – its been a busy few years for Renell Medrano. But don’t let her A-list credentials fool you – Renell is all about the art.

Growing up surrounded by her mother’s analogue camera collection, the Bronx native developed a love of film photography as a teenager. Switching seamlessly between 35mm and digital – Renell brings a raw, emotional feel to her portraiture and fashion images. Drawn to colour and spontaneous moments, the Parsons graduate shoots Instagram icons with a refreshing sense of honesty and intimacy.

Ahead of her first solo exhibition later this year in NYC, Renell shares a selection of her favourite images with us. For more visual inspiration, follow her on Instagram: @renellaice