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Profile: Russell Young

Russell Young

Russell Young's big career break took place 20 years ago when he photographed George Michael for the sleeve of his album, Faith. Before he knew it he was working on photo shoots with legends such as Morrissey, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

During his career Russell has photographed David Bowie, the Smiths, REM, Diana Ross, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and even President Barack Obama.

His work as a photographer has also led to an impressive career as director of music videos, working with artists ranging from the Brand New Heavies to Eartha Kitt.

About 10 years ago, Russell began indulging in his true love, painting, and in 2003 he made the decision to make this work public with the sell-out show Pig Portraits.

His silkscreen paintings of images from history and popular culture have acquired a huge and illustrious fan base - the Gettys, Elizabeth Taylor, David Hockney and Brad Pitt all own pieces of Russell's work.

Russell is married to actress and presenter Finola Hughes, and the couple have three young children.

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