Vulnerable, free, real: the subjects shot by Renell express states of mind through images.
Born and raised in the Bronx, photographer and filmmaker Renell Medrano has been photographing NY residents since she was 14 years old.
Now in her 30s, she has worked with global brands such as Prada, Gucci, Dior, Tiffany & Co., LV, immortalized international artists, actors and athletes, published in publications such as Vogue, Times, Interview Mag for which she has produced extraordinary photo editorials.
Serena and Venus Williams – 2021
Renell – @renellaice – photographs feelings, rather than images.
Her visual storytelling speaks of multicultural communities, in which she grew up, her Dominican roots, vulnerability and spontaneity.
The subjects photographed feel free to choose the story to be told, appearing real wherever they are and in whatever they are wearing; even when constructed, the sets express a deep, lived intimacy.
The Bronx seen from her perspective has a different, romanticized light; she likes to capture mainly the enclosed environments of NY homes, almost as if to convey the smell of them.