As far back as I can remember I've taken pictures. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie which took square photos. In college I had a variety of cameras including one with no light meter, and another with only a very wide angle lens. The results were very mixed. Around that time I started experimenting with photo montages physically combining different photos into "interesting" images. Again, the results varied wildly. For the next 30 years I took many thousands of slides most of which were edited out and thrown away. But I kept taking pictures.

 

I'm a good photographer, but don't have the patience to go out and take great photos. I make up for that by spending a lot of time editing my pictures in Photoshop. Digital photography was a revelation to me. I take good background photos, but there always seems to be something missing from them. So I blend segments of different pictures together and add them to my picture to bring them more to life. Over time I've let my imagination steer my art, and it's my belief that the images I created are more interesting than the original pictures. When reality doesn't live up to expectations then change the reality. They're my pictures, and I love the freedom to throw away all the rules and do as I please with them. That said, lately I find I'm veering back to slightly more realistic pictures - digital art. This is actually more of a challenge for me. And there is so much to learn from all the incredibly talented photographers who post on Flickr. That's where I am now. I just hope you like the images displayed here.

 

Russ

 

PS: I am attempting to support my photography addiction by offering my images for sale. If you are interested please email me and let's see if we can work something out.

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  • JoinedJuly 2007
  • OccupationRetired
  • HometownBorn in Brooklyn, NYC
  • Current cityNewburyport, MA
  • CountryUSA
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A wonderful and remarkably beautiful gallery with excellent pictures ! Each photo tells a different fascinating story ! Greetings from Germany …. Peter !

March 25, 2020

It was my pleasure, Russ, to walk through your gallery and watch your imagination run ahead of me. Your talent is undeniable and your wild imagination very amusing. May you continue to entertain.

January 17, 2021

Russ makes great art in his highly individual style. His craftsmanship in editing the photos are fabulous. His images mesmerize the viewer with their special color schemes and textures.

November 13, 2021