Russell Young is a contemporary photographer renown for his work with celebrities. Russell Young was born in Northern England in the year 1959. Young spent the first few months of his life in foster care. He was adopted by Ken and Lesley Young when he was four months of age.
Where Young grew up the weather was cold and rainy. The artist considered his world dark in nature and he longed for an escape. Young escaped into the fantasy of American Pop Culture.
Young attended Chester Art College. He also attended Exeter Art College.
The artist bases himself out of Los Angeles, California and New York.
After spending some time living on the streets in London he found work as an assistant to well known Australian fashion photographer Christos Raftopoulos.
Young enjoys producing silk screen prints. These often involve using a well known photograph, acrylic paint, enamel, and diamond dust. The artist started his own photography career after shooting some stars of his favorite music genre, punk rock. In 1985 Young was hired to shoot the cover for George Michael’s album Faith.
In this clip a great montage of images by Russell Young:
Price range information: Young created posters, silkscreens, screenprints, and drawings that range from $5,000 to $50,000.
Russell Young was one of the first artist’s to use diamond dust in his images. This dust adds a great element of light and modernism to the work. Warhol sometimes added diamond dust his portraits.