About Ethan Russell

Ethan Russell is a multi Grammy nominated author, photographer and director. He is the only photographer to have photographed album covers for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who.  Keith RIchards described him as, "A quiet, thoughtful man with a blinding vision." 


BILL WYMAN: Ethan Russell has taken some of the greatest pictures in rock n roll..maybe the greatest ever

ROSANNE CASH: Ethan Russell is old school in the best sense of the word: he has true talent, he has a painterly eye, he respects himself and his clients, and he's interested in finding the truth in every photographic situation. Actually, he’s interested in finding the truth whether the camera is turned on or not.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE .Patience Please A Drug Free America Comes First (is) one of the great rock n roll photos of all time.

PETE TOWNSHEND: His contributions were poetic and dramatic. His photographs were what I would call “fine”: they felt like the classics of Paul Strand. They look ready to put up in the National Gallery. As an artist himself, Ethan is the civilised eye on an uncivilised art-form: rock n roll.

MICK JAGGER: "We trusted Ethan as an artist, which made him invisible to us, and which allowed his photographs to capture our most intimate moments.  You can see this in Ethan's remarkable book LET IT BLEED"

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: It is important this work gets to be seen. Ethan was doing something no other photographer was doing at the time.

Russell has had exhibitions in Paris, New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto and  Ottawa (Canada.) 

Born in 1945 in Mt Kisco New York, Russell has lived in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco. He currently divides his time between Marin County and Carmel Valley, California.