Renata grew up in Russia, dabbling in ballet and aspiring to be a painter.  All this changed when her family moved to California when she was a teenager.  After getting her degree at UCLA in Media Arts,  she pursued a career in photography.  She worked with a wide variety of people, from close collaborations with artists in the LA music scene, to clients like Vans, Roxy, Quicksilver, Obey, Foam and Neon Magazines.