LOS ANGELES, CA.-
Celebrated rock photographer Ryan Russell has announced plans to release his first travel photography book, Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham, on April 8th via No Sleep Records. Fans are invited to pre-order the limited edition book now from No Sleep at http://bit.ly/1arfNRb
In anticipation of the upcoming release, NylonMag.com has revealed a selection of photos, which can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1arfNRb
Known best for his ability to brilliantly capture timeless photos of some of rocks biggest acts, from Death Cab For Cutie and Against Me! to Paramore and Blink-182, Russell recently tackled a different subject entirely for Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham. 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.
Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham will also include an exclusive 7 vinyl record featuring rare unreleased B-sides from Manchester Orchestra and Minus the Bear, two bands that Russell has shot extensively over the last several years.
"Ryan is one of those rare photographers that can truly put you at ease while he takes superb and entirely honest photos, says Cory Murchy of Minus the Bear. A master at capturing the most fleeting and candid of moments, we always look forward to working with him so we were extremely honored to be asked to be apart of this project."
Follow Russell at http://instagram.com/ryanrussell
and continentalobscura.com for more information regarding the release of Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham.
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 todays American music scene much like Lee Friedlanders work for Atlantic Records in the 50s and 60s or Anton Corbijns work with U2 and Joy Division in the 80s. 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.