Russ (also known as Fight The Light on various media) is a lover of provocative and editorial photography. While he enjoys beautiful aesthetics as any photographer does, he prefers images that are quirky, kitsch, unusual and/or provoke and engage, the kind of narratives that ask questions but don't dictate answers. Discovering photographers like David Lachapelle helped him find something tangible that represented what inspired his love of visual expression; images that prod, and are bold, colourful, or just simply fun! Hard light, candid vibes, anything that conveys a narrative more realistically than precision control can. A photographer's identity is not what they do right, but what they do (or choose to do), 'wrong'. While he's well versed in lighting techniques, he recognises that you lose charm when something is too polished, and as a result, he's also not a massive fan of Photoshop fakery either, but he still has a good grasp of editorial retouching without going overboard. In his photography mind, fantasy should be something shot in camera, and retouching should just push images in to the realm of the standards that is expected in publication.. assuming it doesn't void the narrative, of course. Photoshop is a tool to fix, process and clean up, not something to be abused. He thinks digital art and photography are two very different genres that can coexist, but with the relevant realisations. If you fancy booking Russ for any portrait, editorial or model based commissions (not family photography), then drop the page a message at any point of contact and describe what it is that you're hoping to achieve. If he sees your vision with you, he'll get on board in a flash, but if not, he'll happily let you achieve your vision elsewhere with a photographer more suited to achieving your needs in a manner he can't, and you can then be safe in the knowledge that he has no interest in taking your money for the sake of work.. that's why he hires out this awesome studio space! All images on this site are shot by Russ, so just about anything within those genres is up for grabs and of interest.