Ethan Russell
Ethan Russell
Ethan Allen Russell is a photographer, author and video director, mostly of musicians. He is known as "the only rock photographer to have shot album covers for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who."
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The Stories Behind Ethan Russell's Unforgettable Music Photos Of John And Yoko, The Who, Rolling Stones, Jim Morrison)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Ethan Russell is the only photographer to shoot album covers for The Who, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones; his iconic photographers have captured some of the most unforgettable and intimate moments in music history. Toronto's own rock photography ground zero, Analogue Gallery, is currently celebrating Ethan Russell's work -- and its inclusion in the gallery -- with a special exhibit. In honour of Russell's legendary music photography work, we've compiled a slideshow featuring some of his most prominent photographs, from John & Yoko and Jim Morrison to The Rolling Stones and The Who. These indelible images are accompanied by Russell's riveting stories of how they came to be -- although these photographs really do speak for themselves (at least a thousand words, anyway). In fact, they inspired us to dig into our archive and so we've added afterward even more amazing music photos from throughout the past half-century or so.
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Sheriff's Beat - Man arrested for drug possession - Tahlequah Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
Shelly Webber, 44, was arrested Saturday for an alleged assault of Ethan Russell. Carter Auto reported damage Friday to six vehicles. Jacob Walter Christie, 35, was booked Sunday for domestic abuse and possession of a controlled drug
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Is Your Business 'Permanently Closed' on Google Places? - PC Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
"About two weeks ago, news in the blogosphere made us aware that abuse—such as 'place closed' spam labels—was occurring," Ethan Russell, a Google senior product manager, wrote in a blog post. "And since then, we've been working on improvements to the ... - -
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How one photograph can turn a musician into a rock star - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
While O'Neill's snatched shot plays with the conflicting versions of Sinatra the star and Sinatra the gangster, Ethan Russell found Keith Richards a willing collaborator in his portrait of the artist as a rock'n'roll outlaw
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School gets extension - Derbyshire Times
Google News - over 5 years
Pupils from the school brass band who entertained the crowds during the opening, front to back Lottie Bryan, Maddy Wort, Rebecca Moon and Ethan Russell A PRIMARY school has celebrated the opening of a new extension. Old Hall Junior School, on Old Road,
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Albert Maysles: Stones, socialites and monsters - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Photograph: BBC/Ethan Russell/Zef Films/Zef Films Albert Maysles seems to have just woken up. His breakfast sits untouched, his crumpled black shirt is undone, and he's wearing odd socks, one grey, one green. Outside his hotel room, the attendees of
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McConnellsburg High School graduates listed - The Herald-Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Lucas Ray Banks, Haley Kristiana Barnhart, Krysten Lynnette Betts, Becca Dawn Carlson, Robert Thomas Christopher Jr., Andrea Marie Conover, Ryan Lee Corbett, Krista Marie Daniels, Ethan Russell Decker, Cierra Ariel Domenico, Billy Joe Fleming,
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Altavista to graduate 97 June 8 - Altavista
Google News - over 5 years
... Tyler Morris, Elizabeth Nordquist, Melissa Patterson, La'Mesha Payne, India Peerman, Ashley Rayburn, Melissa Reynolds, Amber Roach, Kevin Robertson, Ethan Russell, Thomas Sawyer, Hunter Shelhorse, Amanda Thomas, Chloe Whiteside and Tyler Wilson
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Making the Grade for May 27: Blythe Elementary - Huntersville Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
... Jackson Martin, Meilidi Moser, Kaila Moss, Dylan Perry, Chandnee Puri, Jordan Raszeja, Ethan Russell, Nathan Solomon, Noah Thompson, Aaron Toyer, Nathan Ulla, Edith Walk, Chase Walker, Jahadi Walker, Sidney Wantland, Holden Wolfram, John di Zerega
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Baseball, Softball Roundup - Jamestown Post Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Brett Hunzinger and Ethan Russell both connected for two hits and scored two runs. For the Tigers, Dassra Piscitelli and Nicholas Minnis both had three hits. Al Genco tripled and had two singles, Justin Bodecker doubled and singled, Calvin Nowicki
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Paid Notice: Deaths MURPHY, DANIEL RUSSELL
NYTimes - almost 9 years
MURPHY--Daniel Russell. Of Bradenton, Florida, and Corofin, County Clare, Ireland, on April 21, 2008. Dan was born in Scarsdale, NY on November 3, 1930, the son of Lillian and Peter J. Murphy. He graduated from The Lawrenceville School and Georgetown University, and earned an M.B.A. from New York University. With a brilliant mind for financial
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Paid Notice: Deaths MURPHY, DANIEL RUSSELL
NYTimes - almost 9 years
MURPHY--Daniel Russell, of Bradenton, Florida, and Corofin, County Clare, Ireland, on April 21, 2008. Dan was born in Scarsdale, NY on November 3, 1930, the son of Lillian and Peter J. Murphy. He graduated from The Lawrenceville School and Georgetown University, and earned an M.B.A. from New York University. With a brilliant mind for financial
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ethan Russell
    FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 59
    In the 1990s Russell garnered his second Grammy nomination for the video There's A Tear In My Beer with Hank Williams, Jr. Publication of his book Let It Bleed spawned the resurgence of Russell's still photography, beginning with an exhibition directly related to the book that premiered at Digital Domain in Los Angeles in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The exhibition has since traveled to New York, London, Paris, Rotterdam, San Francisco, San Diego and Australia. The Christian Science Monitor reviewed this book in 1985: "Every once in a long while, one finds a book that wholly captures the mood and essence of an era. Dear Mr. Fantasy is just such a book. Ethan Russell weaves a tapestry of prose." The San Francisco Chronicle described Russell's book as "a $650 opus that some have called the definitive Rolling Stones book; he's now released a condensed (and more affordable) version."
  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 45
    In reviewing Rosanne Cash's video What We Really Want in 1991, the Los Angeles Times wrote: "Photographer-director Russell has concocted a weird, two-dimensional world of paintings for Cash to step into, singing one of her latest songs of woe and miscommunication.
    More Details Hide Details It's a visual effect that's been tried in videos many times before, but never quite to this successfully surreal an effect."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 32
    In 1978 Russell shifted his focus to film and video, becoming "a pioneer in producing music videos", but leaving a cache of iconoclastic still photographs largely unseen for nearly 30 years.
    More Details Hide Details He produced and directed films with Leon Redbone, Rickie Lee Jones, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, k.d. lang, Rosanne Cash, Hank Williams, Jr. and Randy Travis and John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 25
    Working with The Who, Russell did the cover photography for Who's Next in 1971 and the photography for the book that accompanied Quadrophenia in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details However, Russell did not shoot the cover for Quadrophenia. That was shot by photographer Graham Hughes. Pete Townshend's opinion of Russell's photographs was: "They look ready to put up in the National Gallery. Ethan is the civilised eye of an uncivilised art-form: rock 'n' roll." Russell received a Grammy nomination for his work on Quadrophenia. One of Russell's photos was used on the cover of the 1988 compilation album, Who's Better, Who's Best. His roster of subjects also includes Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Everly, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, The Moody Blues, Cream, Traffic, Elkie Brooks, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, John Hiatt, Rickie Lee Jones, Audioslave, Spooky Tooth and Rosanne Cash.
  • 1969
    Age 23
    Russell was among three photographers at the final formal photo session of the Beatles on August 22, 1969.
    More Details Hide Details This was held at Tittenhurst Park, a home then owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and later owned by Ringo Starr. Other photographers participating were Monte Fresco of the Daily Mirror, and Beatles' assistant Mal Evans.
    Critic Todd Leopold of CNN Entertainment wrote: "Ethan Russell first met the Beatles in early 1969.
    More Details Hide Details Photographs of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones production Rock and Roll Circus attracted the interest of Beatles consigliere Neil Aspinall, who invited Russell to Twickenham Studios, where the group was making Let It Be. Russell's photographs ended up on the cover and gatefold of the LP, the last the Beatles released.... Russell's photographs show four men trying to rescue their fading musical marriage."
    Joel Selvin observed: "Russell joined a touring party of 16 for the Stones' tour of the United States in 1969, which ended with the disastrous free concert at Altamont Speedway.
    More Details Hide Details It was really the first big-time rock tour ever and the world in transition he captured disappeared almost immediately. His photography was used to illustrate the cover of Get Yer Ya-Yas Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert, which was recorded during the 1969 tour.
    Russell was hired as the photographer for The Rolling Stones American Tour 1969, and was part of the band's small entourage.
    More Details Hide Details The San Francisco Chronicle described his role: "Russell was one of only 16 people on the tour, including the band. With unprecedented access to the Rolling Stones, he captured photos that have become classics."
    A photo he took was used on the cover of the 1969 album Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2), which was dedicated to Brian Jones.
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    But it’s Russell’s photographs of the band on their 1969 US tour – most unseen until now – that provide the most compelling insight."
    More Details Hide Details Music critic Joel Selvin wrote about the moment in time when Russell connected with the Rolling Stones: "Russell caught the Rolling Stones at a historic juncture. He took some of the last photos ever taken of Brian Jones, before the founding member was fired from the band. He photographed the Stones' free concert in Hyde Park that served as Jones' memorial after he was found drowned in his swimming pool."
  • 1968
    Age 22
    He was introduced to Mick Jagger that year. The Sunday Times described the results of that meeting: "Russell, a scruffy 23-year-old Californian, hit it off with the singer, and from 1968 to ’72 was the Rolling Stones’ main photographer.
    More Details Hide Details One of his early sessions featured Brian Jones at his home, Cotchford Farm in East Sussex, previously owned by A. A. Milne. Russell’s pictures of Jones, draped around a statue of Christopher Robin and provocatively waving a gun, encapsulate the troubled nature of the doomed guitarist, who was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool six months later.
    The Philadelphia Inquirer described Russell when he was beginning his career: "In 1968, Ethan Russell, a lanky Californian fresh out of college, was living in a London flat, psychedelic posters on the wall, battered purple Beatle boots thrown in a corner, a Nikon camera on the table."
    More Details Hide Details He had moved to London with aspirations of becoming a writer, working (and photographing) in a home for autistic children part-time.
    He was first introduced and became interested in photography at Davis, but did not work professionally until 1968 when he traveled to England.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 4
    His family moved to Manhattan in 1950, then in 1952 to San Francisco.
    More Details Hide Details Russell attended high school at The Cate School outside Santa Barbara, California, then the University of California, Davis, where he majored in English and Art.
  • 1945
    Born
    Born in 1945.
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