Ethan Russell

The only photographer to shoot album covers for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who, Ethan Russell is a multiple Grammy–nominated photographer and director whose career began accidentally when he was asked to take a photo of Mick Jagger that ended up on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Ten years younger than Elvis and two years younger than Mick and Keith, Russell was born into the first two eras of rock & roll and worked in the heart of the music scene from 1968 through 1978. He has published three books, including the 420-page Let It Bleed, which documents the Stone’s 1969 American tour that lead to Altamont.

Russell currently performs his multimedia show The Best Seat In the House, where he willingly shares behind-the-scenes details of his magical adventures in the Sixties and Seventies with the world’s biggest bands.