In 1968 Ethan Russell was a young American with a Nikon camera living in London and hoping to become a writer. His hobby was photography. A few years later he was one of the foremost rock photographers in the world.


From his early, almost accidental, photo sessions with John Lennon and Mick Jagger he went on to photograph the legendary Rolling Stones' "Rock n Roll Circus," the single time that John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards played in the first "supergroup." He documented the Beatles "Let It Be" from start to finish. He leapfrogged America with the Stones in the tour of 1969 and again on the celebrity studded 1972 tour. He is the only photographer to create covers for the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who. For fifteen years, Russell photographed real moments with extraordinary people in a way that pulled timeless portraits from the flow of events.