Russell is a independent photographer based on the Gold Coast, Australia.
His work has been published in many national magazines and newspapers, including Q Weekend, The Good Weekend, Time, Australian Traveller, Financial Review and The Weekend Australian magazine, the Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and in books by, among others, The Magnum Foundation, Australian Geographic and The Museum of Brisbane.
Awards include The Moran Contemporary Photographic prize (four times Finalist, 2007-2014), Black and White Photographer of the Year (Documentary, Finalist, 2015), National Photographic portrait prize (Finalist, 2011), Olive Cotton Exhibition (three times Finalist, 2006- 2013) and Walkley Award for Journalism (best news photograph, 1995)
Works in Collections include The Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Russell has also self published a series of over a dozen photo books of portraits, street and landscape scenes in Australia and India