Meet the Team
The name SMUDGED Prntz is derived from moniker’s earned while working in the entertainment industry. Before picking up the camera, Re’Nauta quickly became known as SMUDGED by her clients because of her approach and willingness to get creatively dirty. Chris earned the name Prntz while working in the Atlanta nightlife photography circuit, which is a double entendre interpreted as Prints and Prince. Let’s face it SMUDGED Prntz sounds way better than Re’Nauta – Chris photography.
I'm Re'Nauta "SMUDGED" Bell and I tend to not speak in third person because I'm cool enough to be first. I've been doing hair and makeup (photography came much later) ever since I was a little girl. Barbie was my first and only client for many, many years. Soon thereafter, and as if they had a choice, my mother and sister would let me burn their hair and beat their faces. I'm an artist who uses many different mediums and canvases so I thought it would be cool to use household items and office supplies within my makeup and hair artistry. Then I got an even better idea...I'LL PHOTOGRAPH IT!
As a former model myself, I often was placed on set or the runway with some of the most amazingly weird concepts plastered to my face and body so, I figured, why not experiment on someone else.
Chris "Prntz" Bell is a curious person...he has a fond appreciation for things that are witty & clever. He loves capturing pure emotions and character from his subjects. He believes that great creativity often is the result of a team effort and truly values working closely with his clients. Most importantly, he loves speaking in the third person. He is a Gemini living in a dual reality, so you when book with Smudged Prntz you actually get 3 Photographers for the price of one!