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The Best of 2022: Russell Shakespeare and Hermann Hesse On Solitude, the Value of Hardship and the Courage to Be Yourself

Russell Shakespeare, a multi-award winning Australian photographer, differs from his contemporaries in his intellectuality and poetic tendencies. Widely published in Australian newspapers and magazines, he is rarely without his beloved cameras, taking photographs of the many different aspects of life…. Continue Reading →

Shearers: The Photography of Russell Shakespeare

Award winning photographer Russell Shakespeare explains the obsession: I’ve photographed shearers a lot over the years for a number of different publications. They’re an important and easily understood symbol for one of Australia’s most important industries; and there is a… Continue Reading →

India’s Festival of Colours

The Black and White Photography of Russell Shakespeare India’s Holi Festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil. It lasts for a night and a day and erupts in vivid display of colours across the villages, towns and cities of… Continue Reading →

My Personal Walden Pond: Currumbin Alley

Featuring the Photography of Russell Shakespeare interspersed with Quotes from Henry David Thoreau. Russell Shakespeare is a documentary photographer who has been covering Australian stories for more than three decades. When not working professionally, he photographs his local neighbourhood. Currumbin… Continue Reading →

Jumpers at the Currumbin Valley Rock Pools: The Photography of Russell Shakespeare

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci The Currumbin Valley Rock Pools are about five minutes… Continue Reading →

The Burning Ghats of Varanasi: Photography by Russell Shakespeare.

People crawl across India to die in Varanasi for one reason: according to the Hindu faith if you die there, on the edge of the sacred Ganges River, you will not be reincarnated. The cycle of life, and therefore of… Continue Reading →

The Kashi Vishwanath Express: The Photography of Russell Shakespeare

Apart from walking, one of the slowest ways to travel the 794 kilometres from New Delhi in the state of Uttar Pradesh to Varanasi on the Ganges is the Kashi Vishwanath Express. Multi-award winning Australian news photographer Russell Shakespeare first… Continue Reading →

Commute: The Black and White Photography of Russell Shakespeare

Russell Shakespeare is a multi-award winning Australian photographer. His professional work, while at times a fascinating high pressure roller coaster ride, has its decided restrictions. This series explores the artistic side of one of Australia’s most accomplished lensmen. The Commute… Continue Reading →

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