Born in London in 1960, Russell has always had a passion for nature, travelling, the arts and photography.
Russell is an International award winning photographer and has over twenty five years experience in photography as a hobby / passion. In 2008 coupled his lifelong passion for nature / landscapes with photography and now works as a professional fine art photographer. His photographic work and unique style is becoming nationally and internationally recognized. Russell is passionate about the artistic side of colour and black & white photography, imagination, emotions and being creative, which he believes adds far more depth and feeling to a photographic image.
He is also very passionate about nature, and finds this earthly planet absolutely fascinating, from the seasons, tribes, weather systems to the flora and fauna.
Equipment wise, Russell generally uses a Mamiya 645 camera and Phase One system to capture landscapes and nature with his own very unique style. His commitment, passion for nature, dedication and perfection ensures an atmospheric, vibrant, feel to all his work.
Russell has worked in the world of boat building, forestry, Land Surveying and also spent many years working in the Middle East as a Chartered Building Surveyor and has travelled all over the world. Although his previous professions were not directly related to photography, it gives a sense of his exploring nature and sense of adventure. He is also very keen on conservation / wildlife and is a member of the WWF and Devon Wildlife Trust and hopes to contribute to this area through his work in future years.
2013 The International Photography Awards: Awarded “Honorable Mention” in Landscape category for “The Aftermath – Iceland and The Power of Nature – Iceland”.
2013 The 6th International Photography Masters Cup Awards. Awarded “Nominee” in the nature category.
2012 The International Photography Awards: Awarded “Honorable Mentions” in Special - Night Photography category and Fine Art - Other category for the winning entry "Moonlight - Venice - Italy."2012 The International Photography Awards: Awarded “Honorable Mention” in Fine Art - Landscape category for the winning entry "A storm clears - Glencoe - Scotland."
2012 The 7th International Black and White Spider Awards. Awarded “Nominee” for Dark Days - Iceland and became a fellow Member.
2011 The 5th International Photography Masters Cup Awards. Awarded two “Nominees” in the nature category and one "Nominee" in the wildlife category.
2010 The 6th International Black and White Spider Awards. Awarded two “Nominees” in the nature & wildlife categories.