Ethan Russell is a Grammy-nominated photographer and director. He is also an award-winning creative director and the author of two books, Dear Mr. Fantasy (Houghton Mifflin 1985) and the recently published Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones 1969 U.S. Tour (Rhino Entertainment, 2007).
In 1968 Ethan Russell was a young American with a Nikon camera living in London and aspiring to become a writer. A few years later he was one of the foremost rock photographers in the world. He is the only photographer to have shot album covers of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. In 1978 he extended the work he had been doing as a still photographer into film and video, becoming one of the pioneers of music video. In the 1990s, he became active in the field of interactive media, serving as creative director of a company specializing in the desktop delivery of interactive video.
Today he continues to work in all aspects of his career including photography, writing, filmmaking and production. He lives in Marin, California with his wife, stepson, and son.