RYAN RUSSELL RELEASES “CONTINENTAL OBSCURA” PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK/SPLIT 7” RECORD
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.
Russell recently partnered with Fuse.tv to stream Manchester Orchestra’s unreleased track “Sure Shot” and Minus The Bear’s rare B-side “Surf-n-Turf” from the exclusive 7” record. Listen now at http://on.fuse.tv/OubAkQ. Additionally, a selection of photos from the new book can be seen at ImposeMagazine.com.
For the last decade Russell has captured memorable shots of famous rock bands like Paramore, Death Cab For Cutie and Blink-182 and 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 of everything he saw. Check out a recent profile on Russell at RoadTrippers.com.
About Ryan Russell:
Russell was born and raised in the Deep South town of Birmingham, where he found an eye for photography at a young age. His style embraces predecessors of southern culture like William Eggleston and Ernest Withers as well as personal influences like Glen E. Friedman and Charles Peterson to create a bold new take on classic southern gothic photography. Russell captures the grit and energy of today’s American music scene much like Lee Friedlander’s work for Atlantic Records in the 50’s and 60’s or Anton Corbijn’s work with U2 and Joy Division in the 80’s. Today, Russell is a well sought after photographer who has worked with bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Paramore, Patton Oswalt, My Chemical Romance, Green Day and Blink-182 and his photographs have appeared in such periodicals as Rolling Stone, Spin, Esquire, Playboy and New York Times.
7” Track List:
1. Manchester Orchestra
Sure Shot (unreleased 2009 track)
2. Minus the Bear
Surf-n-Turf (rare b-side)
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