Born and raised in the Napa Valley of Northern California, Rennie grew up running through vineyards with fishing poles and bb guns. Already a visionary, his adventures created memories fit for a picture. He started skateboarding and playing drums in bands in high school. His first photos were taken side stage of the Bay Area music scene- documenting his friends with a Nikon FM his uncle gave him. His camera became a necessary appendage. At a young age he new that photography would play a significant role in his life. After a few tours with his band and years of making homemade skate videos, Rennie attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco for film. Shortly thereafter he attended Brooks Institute for Photography in Santa Barbara where he flourished, and could take photos and surf everyday. After Brooks he moved to NYC, where he assisted and grew his skills. He took photos and polaroids of his friends, music, parties, and the culture that surrounded him whenever he had the opportunity. Though NYC was a great inspiration to his work, he needed to get back to the West Coast. A road trip with his friends across the states brought him back to California. Today, when Rennie isn’t working on his personal art (landscapes of the ocean), he shoots for advertising clients such as Nike, Adidas, Apple, Sony, Target, Converse, Vans, Verizon, Google and Microsoft. He resides in Malibu with his wife Sarah, son Lucien, daughter Josephine, and their two dogs, Princess Leia & Ben Kenobi. Rennie loves film, he loves creating, he loves taking photos and documenting moments that inspire real feeling, he loves his family - they are his heart, he loves to surf, and he loves hot sauce on everything. to put it simply, he loves life.
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