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Russell Ord pursues his passion for photography daily, on the border of shootable and deadly. Russell, a husband and a father, resides in the small town of Margaret River, Australia, a quiet town away from all the crowds. After injuring his knee surfing nearly 15 years ago, he was not satisfied with just sitting around, so he took to the ocean with his camera and that is where it all began. To this day, Russell is still learning and adapting to the ever changing landscapes of technology, social media and peoples perceptions. Photography has been a love hate relationship for Russell, but he says that these last few years have been great, and have really solidified the reasons why he got into photography in the first place.
When asked what he loves about his job, Russell stated that photography has given him the opportunity to meet and work with great people and push his personal boundaries to limits that are unimaginable. He lives for the moments where he is completely engulfed in the ocean, no crowds, or any photographers and can enjoy the natural beauty he is surrounded by. On a non shooting day, Russell is playing the role of a father, taking the kids to school and surfing with them when they are out. On a big shooting day he will be up very early to triple check the camera gear, enjoy a cup of coffee and pack the car and jet ski. Once he is in the water he focuses on that “perfect shot”. “So that means swimming right into the thick of things and seeing what we can do! Your whole life revolves around that; what you eat, how you breathe and how you train.” – Russell Ord