Russell was born in New Zealand and moved with his wife, Christine to Oliver in 1975. He took a chemistry, math, and science position at the high school but always had an interest in graphics. He was responsible for organizing the school year book and it was through this extra curricular activity that he developed his passion for photography. In the latter years Russell developed a graphics and photography course that proved popular with the students.
Since retiring, Russell has had the time to explore and capture the beauty of the Okanagan valley. He started Digipic Productions to do PowerPoint presentations, rent out his digital projector and equipment, and make his services available for hire. To license his images for tourism purposes, he needed to establish an easy to navigate website. www.russellwork.com has galleries of images that make browsing and selection easy.
In joining the Ripoff Artists, Russell has had the opportunity to push the boundaries of digital photography.
Russell’s work has been on exhibition at the Royal Bank, Oliver, he had a display at Handworks Gallery in Oliver, and has participated in Ripoff Artist group exhibitions in Penticton and Summerland.