Photographer Collaborations: The Deighton September 10 2012, 3 Comments

Bobby K. Russell - Atlanta, GA


Canon 5D Mark III, 2.8 24-70 L Series

Bobby Russell, and his girlfriend Mary Caroline, met Jonathan and me one busy Saturday at Octane in Atlanta. We had an excellent time over coffee listening to them tell stories of their photo adventures while traveling the country as music photographers. 

Bobby has a studio in Atlanta in the King Plow building where he works with photographer, Liz Von Hoene. Renting space from her while she travels to shoot on location, he works on his live music commissions and musician portraits.  Lately he seems to be making a turn towards the digital age to embrace the vast forms of media a professional photographer is now expected to capture. 

"Recently, I've been shooting more digital video and music video B-roll. It's the way the business is going. The younger generations of music fans are wanting more and more content from the artists."

With an eye for even perspective and symmetry, Bobby likes "to shoot into lines and structured backgrounds" and has shot musicians all over Atlanta at the Tabernacle, Masquerade, and Georgia Dome. 

Photo Influencers: 

Justin Hollar Photography (NY): "He does the Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie catalog stuff which I love. His photos of School of Seven Bells are some of my favorite."

Jered Scott (LA): "I love this work, I think it's brilliant. He is very humble and talented."

Mary Caroline Mann (ATL): "My girlfriend Mary Caroline is an incredible photographer and is a large influence on my work."

Style Influencers: 

"I grew up in bands and music culture. As I got older all of that melds together to form the style I wear daily. I secretly wish I could wear a suit everyday. I would work at Sid Mashburn just so I could buy his suits."


Bobby's photograph of The Deighton comes from the backstage guitar rig of the band New Found Glory. 

Canon 5D Mark III, 2.8 24-70 L Series