From Our Editors
The husband-and-wife team behind SMUDGED Prntz Photography, Chris and Re’Nauta Bell, use complementary approaches when composing their color-saturated portraits. Re'Nauta draws on her own modeling experience to style and dress subjects, as well as to help them strike flattering poses. Also a former model, Chris strives to turn each photo shoot into a party—a skill he mastered while snapping shots of celebrities after dark, when their skin begins to glow.
A peek inside Chris and Re’Nauta's portfolio reveals avant-garde makeup, sequins and metal accents that mirror a Latin carnivale aesthetic, as well as classic black-and-white photos with strategic pops of color. The duo lends a digital edge to conceptual portraits with otherworldly effects and composes traditional shots to mark life's milestones.