About Russell came to image-making early in life. He got his first camera at 13, given to him by his father, a talented artist who dabbled in photography. "I enjoyed taking snaps and as I got older I realised that my father's creativity had rubbed off on me; but I wasn't sure how to express it." In his late teens people were commenting on how good the snaps he was taking on his little Halina had become. For Christmas 1976 Pamela Valentine bought him a Canon AE1 and he discovered and fell in love with real photography. "In 1992 I was fortunate to get a job as a freelance photo journalist, which is where through my peers I learnt the real craft of photography. In 1994 I moved to Miami to work in film production. I honed my skills for shooting in low light and documentary." Russell is currently based in the UK, in a unique studio location - a huge Victorian factory - where he lives with his wife and business partner, Yvonne. He has exhibited his fine art photography in the USA and the UK.