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Society6 Presents // Photographer Kevin Russ

From freight trains to tundra, Kevin Russ captures his nomadic exploration in utterly understated images taken almost exclusively on his iPhone.

While his work is well documented, we wanted to understand the process behind the lens and invited ourselves on one of his trips into the expansive Alaskan wild. What he showed us was truly awe-inspiring.

We returned home, resisted the urge to summarily resign for a life on the road and begrudgingly enjoyed the bittersweet process of cobbling the experience together.

Kevin joined Society6 in 2012 and has been gracing us with glimpses from the fringes of civilization ever since. You can find his Shop here.

Or check out a few examples and find more information on Kevin Russ below. 

Street Walker Art Print by Kevin Russ

Street Walker

Geyser Steamway Art Print by Kevin Russ

Geyser Steamway

Injured Coyote Art Print by Kevin Russ

Injured Coyote

Foggy Forest Creek Art Print by Kevin Russ

Foggy Forest Creek

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Danny Ivan commented on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:06am
this is perfect.

keep doing your best Kevin ! we need you.
Viviana Gonzalez commented on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:22am
Awesome! love his work!
Louisa Catharine Photography commented on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:42am
Phenomenal work Kevin!
Christine's heART commented on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:03pm
Fabulous work Kevin :)
Dood_L commented on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:10pm
Inspiring.
HelmichDesign commented on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:31pm
Wow! Incredible!
Gréta Thórsdóttir commented on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:22pm
amazing!
Mareike Böhmer Photography commented on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:31pm
I love Kevins work since I am a member of Society6. His pictures are really amazing, very calm, very fascinating.
josemanuelerre commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:57am
A great set of photographs! Thanks for sharing
Jackie Brooks commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:29am
Awesome captures! I love Kevin's work!
Hand Fan commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:46am
Great
Florent Bodart / Speakerine commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 2:00am
love it
LightCircle commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 2:08am
impressive
Vermont Greetings commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:27am
Beautiful shots Kevin, started following your work.
Guido Montañés commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:49am
Great work and video kevin!
MyLove4Art commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:33am
Amazing job! Great pictures!
Steel Graphics commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:50am
Great work.
Alexandra Davidoff commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:28am
Mesmerizing photographs!
Federico Faggion commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:00am
super!!
Jacqueline Maldonado commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:07am
So inspiring! Amazing to see the man behind the images. Great work, Kevin! (Can someone please tell me who the music is by?)
Patricia Shea Designs commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:21am
Evocative and inspiring! Thank you!
Ben Renschen commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:35am
Geez. Makes me want to put on my hikin boots. Great work, Kevin.
Xchange Art Studio commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:42am
Awesome photography work!!!
Dr. Lukas Brezak commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 9:48am
Really Amazing and Inspirational!!!!! ( - . - ")
Eric Fan commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:01am
Awesome!
Dena Carter commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:19am
awesome, wow! the artist spirit. the video is beautiful too
Lyle Hatch commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:28am
Kevin has a vision I think we can all get behind. Well deserved feature!
DuniStudioDesign commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:04pm
Impressive!! Congratulations on the feature :)
p.s. my heart goes out to that poor injured coyote...
Daisy Beatrice commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:17pm
Wonderful gift, wonderful life!
RichCaspian commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:55pm
Beautiful and Organic Work. Congratulations Mr. Russ. Big fan of your work, right here. Great piece Society6. Thank you both for sharing. :)
bri.buckley commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:33pm
Beautiful presented glimpse of an artist ..great work Kevin
020314 commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:41pm
great work!
Chrisb Marquez commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 2:09pm
Amazin Artist;) Amazin work,all the best Kevin!
ThingsThatSing commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 3:19pm
Raw and beautiful.
Em Davidson commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:34pm
Love his work and this journey that he is on. Awe inspiring!
inourgardentoo commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:46pm
Amazing. Love your work and philosophy, Kevin!!
milyKnight commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:05pm
Beautiful! Keep up the amazing work!
Lea Helen Barone commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:56pm
Hmm..Extraordinary
Françoise Reina commented on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:02pm
I love your captures, this fabulous places (Alaska). It's fantastic to you, congratulations, you deserve it !!!!
Yetiland commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:41am
great shots!
Florent Bodart / Speakerine commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 4:06am
nice video. I love this guy
ammooina commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:42am
Really compliments. Great work!!!
Sandra Arduini commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:47am
beautiful artist feature S6, and his photography is wonderful!
RokinRonda commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:42am
I agree.....wow... extraordinary!
RokinRonda commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:47am
The video tells a great story, I enjoyed it, immensely!I am able to travel through others amazing captures.
Simon Laroche commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:58am
Kevin is like the Bon Iver of Photography.

What a tremendous artist!
Aarr commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 8:21am
Great work! Your life is inspirational. The video speaks of someone who has abandoned the material world and moved on to the ethereal!. Beautiful pictures.
Terry Irwin commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 8:37am
This is so fantastic to see behind the curtain. Love Mr. Russ' work.
Victoria Herrera commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 8:41am
Excellent work and inspirational!!!
I Love the images!!!
Agu Luque commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 8:58am
Very inspirational, beautiful and tempting!
Keep doing as well as you know Kevin. It's fantastic.
EwKaPhoto commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:18am
Amazing! Love you work!
kravic commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:41am
very cool! love this guy... great eye and beautiful photos
Phil Perkins commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 12:34pm
Superb shots!
simon oxley idokungfoo.com commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:52pm
I'm good - hello Kev
Diego Tirigall commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:59pm
Fabulous places... love your work!!
Kurt Rahn commented on Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:09pm
So great Kevin!
Jai Johnson commented on Friday, October 3, 2014 3:18am
Excellent! Congratulations Kevin!
KunstFabrik_StaticMovement Man… commented on Friday, October 3, 2014 11:38am
Stunning work!* ;-)
Sasha-Shae commented on Friday, October 3, 2014 4:24pm
Awesome work!
Dorincard commented on Friday, October 3, 2014 7:14pm
Great artistic vision, cool photographic art! Bravo, Kevin!
Terry Fan commented on Friday, October 3, 2014 9:36pm
Man, that was so awesome! I've always been a huge fan of of his work, it has such a primal, honest quality to it and now I know where it comes from.
secretgardenphotography [Nicol… commented on Saturday, October 4, 2014 3:05am
Nice work. And refreshing to see Society 6 picking a photographer to feature for a change.
Naved Ahmed commented on Saturday, October 4, 2014 2:37pm
wonderful artist, I have a question, what camera is he using exactly, i mean i want to know which camera model is that? can anyone help me with that please?
nicebleed commented on Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:08pm
Beautiful! :)
luizavictoryaPatterns commented on Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:13am
Very nice works!
Ma. Luisa Gonzaga commented on Sunday, October 5, 2014 3:27am
Nice to know more about the artist behind the wonderful nature photos :)
Gabriela Fuente commented on Sunday, October 5, 2014 12:45pm
amazing work!!!
tscreative commented on Sunday, October 5, 2014 7:24pm
Incredible body of work, Kevin! Thank you Rory for spotlighting the fantastic photography of Kevin Russ!
Monika Strigel commented on Monday, October 6, 2014 3:30am
Thank you! Love Kevin`s work and the behind scenes movie! Thank you Society6!
OLenaGrace commented on Monday, October 6, 2014 1:56pm
That's so inspirational I think that's the best video I have ever seen I loved it and not just because of this video but the art of photos have made me feel like that I would and will be a really great photographer. So thanks for this amazing video that might bring the dream of being a photographer one step closer!😄
Joke Vermeer commented on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 3:18am
Great work!
Elizabeth Padilla commented on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 5:08am
Thank´s for this interview whit Kevin, he is a fantastic photographer. Love his work.
menis_art commented on Thursday, October 9, 2014 6:16am
A truly amazing photographer! Keep doing what you do and do what you love in order to be happy!
Whitney Retter commented on Friday, October 10, 2014 8:58am
This video was so inspirational. You are living the life I would like to live. Thank you for sharing Kevin! Also I agree with Simon. You are the like the Bon Iver of Photography.
Tordis Kayma commented on Monday, October 13, 2014 12:04pm
You are a très sympathique outdoorsman, dear Kevin. This is a great visual feature which will burn your straightforward photographic style in the heads of many wanderlust and hiking fans. Very cool you also employ a solid built old school Canon film SLR. Love the fact you are not completely wrapped in outdoor plastic, which makes you an authentic character appropriate to your documentary photo artwork. Godspeed!
Ceren Aksu Dikenci commented on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 5:21am
wonderfull work
Vivienne Gucwa commented on Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:49am
How wonderful! I love his work and I am happy to see him featured here. He also posts to the same limited stock collection that I do (Stocksy) and he has gotten tons of recognition there as well. Good on him!!
Iryna Korshak commented on Friday, October 17, 2014 12:07pm
so beautiful
Terry L Gamble commented on Monday, October 27, 2014 3:51pm
Kevin you truly have great vision. Keep captioning a breath that lifts life.
Roamingtaste commented on Friday, October 31, 2014 2:29pm
I've been following Kevin on Instagram for a while and seeing this has opened up a little more of the mystery of who he is. His photos are amazing and his life is a story I'd love to read about - the people he meets and scenes he shoots are from a world we don't see enough of in society.
Soyez Al commented on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:26am
Beautiful works
Sobhani commented on Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:19am
cool
JuniqueStudio commented on Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:58am
Nice work !!!!!!!!!!!!
Telmans Jadama commented on Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:03am
Nice!
Kim Rose Adams commented on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:58pm
Now that's a soul with a name on it.
Kat Abelgas commented on Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:34am
I've been following Kevin Russ for almost a year now and his work has motivated me to take more photos :) I hope to see more!

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