Renuka Retnaswamy

805-617-8178
www.renukaretnaswamy.com
Los Angeles

The mountain men of Alaska.
© 2014 Renuka Retnaswamy

I am no surf photographer, but news about  Hurricane Marie blessing California with huge waves got me wanting to shoot them, so I headed out to Malibu at 5:30 am with my good friend and surfer Alex. 

Malibu was packed of course, but it was amazing to watch the sunrise and see people do what they love. 

If you surf, I hope you guys got to ride these beauties.

© 2014 Renuka Retnaswamy 

Strangers from Slovakia | Gosh I love shooting strangers

Strangers from Slovakia | Gosh I love shooting strangers

" I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, and then I ask myself the same question" - Harun Yahya | created this for my beautiful birds

" I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, and then I ask myself the same question" - Harun Yahya | created this for my beautiful birds

Strange Silhouette.

Strange Silhouette.

I’ve wanted to photograph Heather for months and I finally did yesterday. What an incredible human being on the inside and out. © 2014 Renuka Retnaswamy

I’ve wanted to photograph Heather for months and I finally did yesterday. What an incredible human being on the inside and out. 
© 2014 Renuka Retnaswamy

I fall a little in love with every person I photograph. #renukaretnaswamy

I fall a little in love with every person I photograph. #renukaretnaswamy

Little boy & the ocean | Ventura

Little boy & the ocean | Ventura

Painting the things I want to shoot.

Painting the things I want to shoot.

Muse. 

© 2014 Renuka Retnaswamy

Smoke Experiments | Music by Passenger.

Today, the 15th of July 2014 has been a cloudy day in Los Angeles. This never happens. I m waiting to hear back from the government for my artist visa. This is giving me anxiety. I made a wrap, went to the gym and made a portrait of a stranger, but my heart won’t stop beating fast. I need to be on the 1 cruising and breathing salt air.

#lines #losangeles

#lines #losangeles

Silence // Empty Spaces 

© 2014 Renuka Retnaswamy 

Guo is my favorite asian muse. 

© 2014 Renuka Retnaswamy