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Ryan Russell Releases ‘Continental Obscura’ Photo Book with Exclusive Vinyl

continental obscura, continental obscura: from birmingham to bellingham, exclusive, manchester orchestra, Minus the Bear, music photography, Photography, rock photographer, ryan russellDeath Cab for Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard called him “one of the greatest photographers working today,” and Hayley Williams of Paramore shared a similar sentiment when she called him an “exceptional talent.” His name is Ryan Russell and he is a celebrated music photographer who has captured some of the most popular musicians of the last decade — Death Cab for Cutie, Paramore, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, Manchestra Orchestra, Minus the Bear and countless others. His photographs have been featured in notable publications, such as Esquire, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin and Playboy.

For his most recent work, Russell chose to document a different subject. Titled “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham,” Russell’s new book is a visual telling of his relocation from native home of Birminhgam, Alab. to Bellingham, Wash.. The book, released April 8,¬†features photographs of everything from cultural attractions to backroads, and monuments to landmarks. It also comes with a 7″ vinyl featuring “Sure Shot,” an unreleased Manchester Orchestra track from 2009, as well as “Surf-n-Turf,” a rare B side by Minus the Bear.

See photographs from the 180-page photo book, learn more about Russell and purchase Continental Obscura with its accompanying vinyl here.

Listen to one of the tracks on the exclusive vinyl below…

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