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Monday November 15th, 2010 - Seattle, Washington! Instagram! Tegan and Sara!

Hello! I spent couple of days in Seattle last week for a wedding. Visited with some friends and the Pike Place market to shoot some photographs. See down below (prints available:

Also there is a great photography iPhone app called Instagram you should download. Click here ( to downoad the app and add me, I'm listed just as "ryanrussell" on there. I put a couple shots I have taken with the app below as well.

Last, An extra photograph from Tegan and Sara's On/In/At photobooks I shot in New Orleans that is not in the book.
Enjoy! Have a rad thanksgiving!

Instagram shots!
( to download the app)

Storms outside my house in Birmingham

Flying over Salt Lake City | Flying over the Grand Canyon (maybe?)

Flying over farmlands | Coffee Talk with Chris Walla

Zooey and Me being tough. | Ben and Me being not so tough.
(My facial expression doesn't change because I'm really just wearing a mask.)

Tegan and Sara in New Orleans

Wednesday October 13th, 2010 - New photographs! Terrible Things videoshoot! The Almost! The Lonley Forest! Manchester Orchestra!

Been working the past few weeks on my non-band photography in addition to the usual work load. I decided to release a limited run of photobooks of some shots from 2010-2011. It will be a series of 4 to 5 books that I will put out myself in 50-100 quanities of each. Once everything is released, I will be looking for a publisher to put out the books combined into a large single volume. I've been super slacking on updating the photographs I have been shooting lately but below are a few new ones.

Also, my ETSY store has 4 new prints available for purchase. Take a look:

During the Terrible Things videoshoot, Fred Mascherino's kids decided to start a band. It was incredible.

The Lonely Forest

Aaron Gillespie of the Almost

Eat My Shorts

Bad Banana

in the studio with Manchester Orchestra this summer

Monday June 21st, 2010 - Naneu Bags and Terrible Things cover!

Quick update, go over and see the brand new Alternative Press website and read about the new Terrible Things album cover I shot here (cover below): Terrible Things album cover.

Also, there's a great camera bag company that I've liked for a while called Naneu and I am honored to join their "Friends of Naneu" lineup. If you're a photographer or travel with alot of electronics they have some of the best bags you can get. They posted a write up here: Ryan Russell/Friends of Naneu

Monday June 21st, 2010 - Against Me!, Angels and Airwaves, Aquarium, Photographs for sale

Hey guys, hope everyone's having a rad month. There's some new photographs below for you to look at. I also put up a bunch of random prints in my ETSY store for sale, go over and have a look and see if there's anything you like:

Angels and Airwaves

The Abominable Iron Sloth

Tom Gabel of Against Me!

Against Me!

a couple from a recent aquarium visit:



April 13th, 2010 - Moths: Nervous Energies #1

Moths: Nervous Energies #1 the new photo series is up. Please visit: to view the photographs/video. For those on tumblr, you can add it to your feed here:


April 5th, 2010 - Archive update in progress + photo project

Hello! I have officially begun converting my photograph archive from a chronological listing to alphabetical based on band name/city, etc. with a special directory for all my polaroids. It'll make it much easier for everyone to view/find photographs without having to click through tons using the old system. The new archives should be available by the end of the month, until then it will not be possible to view any photographs on the site except by viewing past news updates.


March 27th, 2010 - 2010 + 3 months

Hey hey! Well it's now late March, between being in the studio in Jan/Feb with Terrible Things recording their first record and now art directing that record plus two other records coming out this year I have had zero time for updating the site. I post new photographs as I take them over on my twitter: in the meantime though. Once all this work is done I will get everything in order on this site. I did however put up 14 brand new photographs for sale on my ETSY page. This is the ONLY way to purchase my photographs outside of a gallery and everything is priced at $10 so anyone can afford a print.

Buy this and 13 others at:

Tons of new photoshoots from this year to post: Against Me!, Motion City Soundtrack, Circa Survive, and more. Speaking of Circa Survive here's a peek at a couple shots from their show in Birmingham two weeks ago:

Circa Survive in Birmingham, Alabama

January 1st, 2010 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a rad New Years! Still working to get the new site in order. Should be about 500+ new photographs when all is said and done. I did however put up 10 new photograph prints for sale in my ETSY store. Go over and take a look and see if there's something you'd like:

From the bottom of my heart thank you so much for supporting my photographs. I will never be able to thank you enough to show how much your kind words mean to me. You're the best!

November 24th, 2009 - Too much! No Time!

With all the photoshoots as of late I have had zero time to put anything online. I also decided it's annoying to look through my photo galleries based on clicking them one by one (I did that because they were in a specific order I wanted you to view them in). This has become a problem since there's so much I have to leave out from shoots to keep it moving along and I'm sure you'd like to be able to pick which band or city you wanna see photos from. Well, I feel ya. Coming January 1st (hopefully) this site will be completely re-indexed by the band alphabetically. That way you can see a list of every band I have shot and pick whoever you want to see. That better? Good!

I always have random prints up for sale on my Etsy page by the way, check it out:

I got nothing to post photo wise here though right now. I'm letting you down I know. How about I give you a preview post of that list of all the bands I have shot to show you everyone you are going to get to see on the new site? (note: this is a rough list, I haven't double checked to include everyone).


Hopefully this doesn't sound generic or insincere because I'm saying it on a website but I seriously can't thank everyone enough for supporting my photography. You rule. Oh, and if you have Twitter, follow me: @xryanrussellx

Alright alright! I hate to see you leave let down...
A few new photographs:

Young Widows

Paramore at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia

The Gaslight Anthem

October 26th, 2009 - Blink-182 preview

Coming this week: Blink-182 in Birmingham
uh. soon?


Paramore "brand new eyes" is finally out worldwide!

So after months of waiting, the record is out please go pick it up. Definitely my favorite album so far this year. Thank you so much to everyone who has written me saying they loved the artwork/photographs. It's mind blowing to have done the photographs/co-art direction of a widely released album like this especially one from a rad band such as Paramore.

In addition, to that Tegan and Sara have finally announced their new album Sainthood and the new 3 volume photo book boxset! Volume is #2 entitled, In, and is the one that I shot photographs for. It was from a week I spent with the girls in New Orleans documenting our trip as they wrote a new record for first time together. To pre-order go over to:

July 7th, 2009 - Modlife + New Ryan Russell t-shirts!

Two major things have been started:

1. I got a brand new t-shirt design on my webstore, pre-ordering is now started with shirts shipping on September 1st, but dont wait. Each color is a limited edition so they may not be any left by the time they begin shipping out. Look below for to see the new design.

Visit my webstore and order the new shirts!

2. I finally launched my Modlife page. Big big thanks to Tom Delonge of Blink-182/AvA for the welcome video. Go check it out too:

July 6th, 2009 - Paramore "brand new eyes", MATSOD "III" and Birmingham Magazine

Hey everyone! Hope you are all doing well! Just a quick update of things:

First off, if you haven't heard the new Paramore record is called "brand new eyes"(see left) and will be released September 29th. I shot all of the photographs for the record back in May and June. Every photograph in the record has a direct relation with the album's lyrics, plus the band and I art directed/designed the entire album's layout. There will be a standard and deluxe edition of "brand new eyes" pre-ordering starts soon and on July 7th (tomorrow), the first single "Ignorance" will be available on iTunes.

Second, The new album by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster "III" (see right) is out everywhere! Please go to your local record store and pick it up. For this album we continued the story of Maylene where "II" left off and displayed what happened after the attempted capture of the Sons and the emergence of the new gang. Don't know what I'm talking about? Go pick up all 3 Maylene records "I", "II", and "III" to see the full story.

Finally, Birmingham Magazine featured me in the current issue (Taylor Hicks cover/Hot issue) with 7 other Birmingham folks. Big thank you to everyone over at the magazine. I love the city that I grew up in/still reside in so it was definitely an honor to be featured in one of the most distinguished magazines in Birmingham.