Russell grew roots within the central California surf culture and decided he'd never leave, and would pick up a camera while he was at it.

Russell is instilled with the strong belief that our artistic perspective is formed and shaped by our individual experiences, it’s what we as humans cling to in order to decipher what unfolds in front of us and allows us to each see with different eyes. 

He attended Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, acquiring a scholastic approach to the world of marketing and advertising

Russell currently resides in San Luis Obispo, CA but can be found photographing projects worldwide.