In a typical session for Russ, he has a narrow window of time to photograph one of the world’s most famous personalities. During that window he has to account for the production of sets with Prop Dept, Assistants, Producers, Management, Talent, Makeup, Wardrobe, B-Roll Folks, Location Scouts, Catering and the CLOCK! He’s in charge of directing the subject, and all of the supporting staff on set.
His work will be seen all over the world, and he must create enough variety for the artist to use in album covers, promotional materials, merch items, social media and press releases—for the next 18 months!
Country Music superstars, maintaining an ever-evolving image, understand the need for photographers who deliver fresh, innovative ideas. Seventeen years ago, Trisha Yearwood discovered the secret to keep her photographs contemporary. She has used Russ for countless sessions: album covers, book & magazine covers, editorial shoots, advertising sessions, etc. For the first time in his career, Russ is openly sharing his secrets, lighting techniques, and tips. Be one of the first to learn from the photographer of Nashville’s A-list celebrities. Enjoy Russ’ light-hearted, unassuming, candid style as he teaches and fields questions.