Horse, 2016

Paul Russell

Biography

I am a street and documentary photographer based in Weymouth, Dorset. All my photos are candid, and not posed or set up in any way.

I'm interested in depicting how human behaviour is affected by our environment, where the environment is both biotic and abiotic. I think of my photography as a study of human natural history and ecology, and my approach has been informed by my academic studies of other (non-human) animals. We enjoy traditional nature documentaries, and birdwatchers will often spend hours waiting for a small nondescript brown bird to leave its nest, for example, but we rarely stop to examine and consider our own everyday behaviour in such detail.

My work has been collected by the Museum of London, and I am one of 46 international photographers profiled in 2010's Thames & Hudson book, Street Photography Now.