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Artists’ Imagine Politics: “On Democracy” Exhibit

I am very excited to announce my acceptance into the Newspace Gallery exhibit entitled “On Democracy”. The Portland based fine art gallery asks the question “What does democracy look like to you?” The exhibit opens Friday Oct. 7 and the selected photographs take various approaches in response to the open call’s question. My accepted submission “Emergence” is []


How 2 Sort Lightroom Images for iPhone

As many photographers know, using two Digital Asset Managers (DAM) can be problematic, if not downright painful. I long ago abandoned Apples iPhoto and Photos app, and have been using Lightroom for 8 years or so. A great application. A problem arrises however when you want to sync to your iPhone from iTunes and maintain a user []


Art Center Features Russ Widstrand

A Q&A from Art Center College of Design’s Alumni Tumblr page… What have been the greatest rewards and challenges you’ve encountered on your current path? I graduated from ArtCenter in 1982 as a photography major. Since then, incredible challenges have taken place in the photography industry, most of them in the last 15 years. The most impactful []


John Cage and Grammy Award

I photographed John Cage – the progressive composer – in the late eighties for the LA Festival of the Arts, Rick Miramontez client. Recently it came to my attention that Mr. Cage – now sadly deceased – was receiving a special merit award from the Grammy’s. The John Cage Trust (JCT) has made extensive use []


Architectural Book Features Russ Widstrand’s Photographs

Russ Widstrand’s client, Barton Myers Architect, will be included in a new book titled “Architecture: The Whole Story”. Widstrand’s architectural photography illustrates the spread on Myers’ Toro Canyon House in Montecito, CA. The book will be available on Sept. 25, 2014 via Amazon and bookstores around the world. The publisher, Prestel, had this to say about the new book… “This []


Vineyard Photography Featured in Wine Spectator

View of Shafer Vineyards, tasting room and winery. Photo by Russ Widstrand Wine Spectator recently ran an article on my client Shafer Vineyard’s classic Napa Cabernet… Hillside Select. This was a retrospective tasting of the wine from 1978-2009. One of my photographs was used to illustrate the article, shown above. Author James Laube had this []


National Press Coverage

Professional Photographer Magazine, the magazine of the National PPA Organization, has run a two page article on the 2013 Daily Photo Game called “Game On”. Writer Jeff Kent interviewed Russ Widstrand and 3 other members of the 10 player group for the article. Widstrand’s image, “Empty Pocket” is the 3rd in the piece and is []


Online Book – “Conversations”

Below is an online version of my book titled “Conversations” – published on the issuu.com (issue) e-magazine format. I prefer this format over Blurb’s preview, as one can click on any part of the book to view an magnified presentation of the story or art. Being a visual person, I was pleasantly surprised at how []


New Book Published: “Conversations”

Selected Photographs from the Daily Photo Game Project By Russ Widstrand About the Book: Russ Widstrand’s 64 page 12″x12″ coffee table book based on his photographic and conceptual conversations with players from the 2013 Daily Photo Game (DPG) project. -View the online book (click anywhere to magnify text or image) -Buy coffee table book  (on-demand printing 1 or []


Free Montana Vacation Offer

 It’s a Win-Win. You Play… I Work!  Russ Widstrand Photographer is offering a free 5 night stay in majestic Montana for every full day of photography that is commissioned. This lovely 3 bedroom retreat & 18 acre property is located directly on Flathead Lake, one hour south of Glacier National Park. Visit my Montana website for []


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