My overall collection of work is titled "EVERYDAY MIRACLES" and is meant to focus on the beauty of, and in, the earth that our Lord and Creator has given us. All thanks and glory belongs to him.
I hope that as you view my photography, you will see that we are not some "cosmic event" that is here by some happenstance, but are part of a true divine miracle that has happened and continues to happen.
I thank my wife, Mindy, and all of my family whose help and support has made most of the photography you see here possible.
CALENDARS & MAGAZINES:
*NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "BACKYARD BIRDS" Calendar - 2017
*NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "BUTTERFLIES" Calendar - 2011
*BIRDS & BLOOMS Magazine
*PHOTOGRAPHERS FORUM Magazine
*NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER Magazine
*NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Assn.) - Top 100 - 2015 & 2016
*OUTDOOR ILLINOIS Magazine
*SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PRESS
*ZEBRA PUBLISHING - Calendars: "Backyard Birds" -2011, 2012, & 2014; "Trees" - 2012.
THE STATE OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS an illustrated history by: HERBERT K RUSSELL
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Solo exhibitions at the SIU MUSEUM (SIU-C) and the SCHMIDT ART CENTER at SWIC (Southwest Illinois College) for my project entitled "Momentary Skyscrapers". An ongoing project which documents the old architecture style of grain elevators in the Midwest.
Solo photography exhibit at John A Logan College of landscape work.
Art show awards at CEDARHURST ART & CRAFT FAIR - 2008 & 2014; PADUCAH LOWERTOWN ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL -2010; and QUEENY PARK ART SHOW (St. Louis) -2009 & 2014.
*OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER online magazine - 1st place "Assignments" 2014; *CHASING THE LIGHT online magazine - 1st place; *CEDARHURST PHOTO CONTEST - Best of Show 2016 & 2009, 2nd place 2010, 1st place 2013; *PADUCAH REGIONAL PHOTO CONTEST - 1st place 2008