Continental Obscura: From Birmingham To Bellingham

180-Page Photo Book By Ryan Russell
Includes Exclusive 7" With Unreleased Track From
Manchester Orchestra & Minus The Bear

From The Book

  • 04/08/14 - CONTINENTAL OBSCURA IS RELEASED!
    Book is officially out today! Pick up your copy of 'Continental Obscura: From Birmingham To Bellingham' over at NoSleepRecords.com or on Amazon. For those living in Seattle, you can pick it up at Sonic Boom Records, Bellingham at Village Books and in Birmingham at Seasick Records. Also in Birmingham on April 12th is a book release happy hour party at The Bottletree from 3pm - 5pm.
  • 04/08/14 -USA TODAY CONTINENTAL OBSCURA REVIEW
    USA Today review of Continental Obscura over at usatoday.com.
  • 04/08/14 - ALTERNATIVE PRESS INTERVIEW WITH RYAN
    AP magazine which Ryan has shot with for over 10 years interviewed Ryan about Continental Obscura and what it's like working on something non-music related at altpress.com.
  • 04/08/14 - ROADTRIPPERS
    The fine folks over at Roadtrippers posted a story about Ryan's cross country journey along with an interactive map of the routefrom Birmingham, Alabama to Bellingham, Washington at roadtrippers.com.
  • 04/08/14 - FUSE PREMIERES MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA / MINUS THE BEAR TRACKS
    Fuse.TV premiered both tracks off the Manchester Orchestra / Minus the Bear split 7" that comes inside every copy of Continental Obscura. Listen to both tracks at fuse.tv.
  • 04/08/14 - IMPOSE MAGAZINE FEATURE
    Impose posted selected images from Continental Obscura over at imposemagazine.com.
  • 04/08/14 - WELD BIRMINGHAM INTERVIEW
    Birmingham publication, WELD, interviewed Ryan about the book along with discussing the major changes between living in Birmingham and the pacific northwest at weldbham.com.
  • 04/08/14 - FILSON
    Seattle's historic Filson premiered a few photographs from Continental Obscura along with a some exclusive shots not in the book last September over at filson.com.
  • To view more of Ryan's work visit: ryanrussell.net - contact: ryan@ryanrussell.net

Known best for his iconic photography of some of rock's biggest acts, Ryan Russell has released a new travel photography book titled "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham" today via No Sleep Records. The limited edition book will also feature an exclusive 7" split record with unreleased and rare music from Manchester Orchestra and Minus The Bear. The book is available for purchase now from No Sleep Records and Amazon.com. For the last decade Russell has captured memorable shots of famous rock bands like Paramore, Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Taking Back Sunday, Against Me!, and comedian Patton Oswalt. He also had photos featured in publications like Rolling Stone, Esquire and New York Times all while amassing an impressive cult following of his work. For his latest project "Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham" Russell turned his lens onto a different subject entirely. In the summer of 2013 he embarked on a life-changing, cross-country journey, moving from his native city of Birmingham, AL to the Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA. Russell documented his trip, capturing the back roads, ghost towns, national parks and historical sites of America with stunning photos on the 8-day journey, plus his first few weeks living in western Washington.