The Scoop: Iconic photographer Ryan Russell has announced that he will be releasing his first photography book Continental Obscura on April 8th via No Sleep Records. You can view all the pre-order options here, and check out a description from Russell’s press release below.
“Known best for his ability to brilliantly capture timeless photos of some of rock’s biggest acts, from Death Cab For Cutie and Against Me! to Paramore and Blink-182, Russell recently tackled a different subject entirely for “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham.” In the summer of 2013 he embarked on a life-changing, cross-country journey, moving from his native city of Birmingham, AL to the Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA. Russell documented his trip, capturing the back roads, ghost towns, national parks and historical sites of America with stunning photos of everything he saw.”
The Spin: You probably don’t know it, but if you’re at all familiar with this scene, you’ve more likely than not come across Ryan’s photographs at one time or another. He’s shot everyone from Blink-182 and Paramore to Underoath and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. Along with his extensive collection of the country side, the book will also include an exclusive seven inch vinyl featuring rare, previously unreleased b-sides from both Minus the Bear and Manchester Orchestra. You can check out the track listing below.
1. Manchester Orchestra
“Sure Shot” (Unreleased 2009 track)
2. Minus the Bear
“Surf-n-Turf” (Rare b-side)
The Question: Are you excited for the book to be released? What are some of your favorite bands Russell has shot? Let us know in the comments below!