Ward Russell, award winning Cinematographer/Photographer, adapts his Hollywood art to the world of fine art photography. He adapts the story telling of movies into the momentary truth of people in time and space of the still photograph.
Ward’s motion picture, “Days of Thunder” established his reputation for bringing stylish and breathtaking photography to action pictures. His contemporary film noir, “The Last Boy Scout”, has become a cult film, studied in film schools. “X-Files, the Movie” expanded the acclaimed TV series onto the big screen.
Ward has been commissioned by leading corporations and advertising agencies around the world to photograph over 500 national television commercials. He has created images for most of the major automobile companies, and has photographed every type commercial imaginable, from fashion, to food, humor, toys and lifestyles.
Ward currently lives with his wife, Mary Cay, in Santa Fe, New Mexico where they own and run WARD RUSSELL photography. His still photography keeps him busy traveling to lands and cultures around the world. His Gallery/Studio fills with shows of his current work and examples of his Fine Art portraits.