PHOTOGRAPHER TO FOLLOW: @Renellaice

PHOTOGRAPHER TO FOLLOW: @Renellaice

Renell Medrano: Authentically capturing the essence of New York City.

Renell Medrano: Authentically capturing the essence of New York City.

Text: Czar Van Gaal

Renell Medrano has quickly become one of photography’s rising stars, and she continues to shine bright. The Bronx native has come a long way since her 2011 Tumblr days, where she shared candid shots of friends at parties. Today, at 26 she’s capturing fashion's and Music's most prominent. Her subjects range from some of V’s favorite girls; Bella Hadid and V113 Cover-star Dua Lipa, to Industry legends like Dapper Dan. No matter who or what is in front of her lenses, Medrano always seems to bring that authentic New York City flavor. Taking inspiration from her surroundings, common themes in her work are friends, family, and of course the streets of New York. With her work often resembling stills from a 90’s Spike Lee film with a modern millennial perspective, Renell Medrano has paved a lane or rather “street” of her own. Seeing much success this year, the young photographer has still remained true to her Bronx roots. V looks forward to seeing what side of New York City she showcases next.

To view more of Renell’s work follow her on Instagram, and check out the gallery below of her previous projects. (The MEDRANO'S, Rosa, Untitled Youth, and 10473)

Rosa by Renell Medrano
Credits: PHOTOGRAPHY BY RENELL MEDRANO

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