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About Michael Russell

I am a British Columbia photographer that was born in North Vancouver next to the peaks of the Pacific Coast Range. My interest in science and nature started when I was young and extended into University where I obtained a BSc. in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University.

Since my time in University I have travelled throughout the southwest of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest's Washington State exploring and making photographs. The coast of British Columbia is a wonderful place for a photographer to live. Within a few hours I can travel from ocean views, rainforests, alpine meadows, and desert environments.

My main photographic interests are landscapes and nature though I do photograph wildlife and architecture when I find them. Many of my new travels and photographs are discussed on my Photoblog and my various social media accounts.

My photographs are available for rights-managed licensing and fine art prints and canvas. If you have any questions about me of my photography, don't hesitate to use the contact form. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

About the Website

This website exists in 3 closely linked parts: the "basics" of the site at mrussellphotography.com, the Photoblog, and the Image Library. I enjoy coding and building websites, so the main part of my website is coded entirely by hand, by me - using Notepad++. The photoblog runs on a WordPress platform that is well suited for a frequently updated blog such as mine. (The WordPress theme on the blog was a free template I downloaded many years ago - and I have since edited it many many times to conform to the look and feel I have wanted. ) As people are no longer visiting sites like mine on just desktop computers, I recently edited the code on my website and blog to be mobile friendly. It should now display properly on all sizes of devices including tablets and smart phones.

The Image Library - Powered by Photoshelter

I have been using the Photoshelter platform since 2011 to power my Image Library. Photoshelter holds all of my completed images in the various galleries and collections - allowing customers to search for what they want and purchase any time they wish. Credit card transactions on my site are safe and secure and while handled through a 3rd party (Stripe) customers never have to leave my site in order to complete their transaction. Join me on PhotoShelter

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