The Growing Our Future podcast welcomes Russell Graves, a professional photographer who shares his experiences and insights about his career. Host Aaron Alejandro introduces Russell as an international superstar in the photography world and begins by asking him what he is grateful for today. Russell expresses his gratitude for his health, family, and being an American. He is also happy about spending a few days in the great outdoors.
Russell shares background and how he started his journey as a photographer in high school. He talks about his rural upbringing in Texas, where he fell in love with photography by capturing pictures of the rural lifestyle and nature that surrounded him. He further explains his early successes in photography and his dream of becoming a magazine photographer. Russell also talks about his career path, where he became an ag science teacher before pursuing photography professionally. Aaron commended Russell for his incredible work in bringing the beauty of the great outdoors to people’s screens and encouraging others to spend more time outside.
Russell is a successful photographer, writer, and teacher, who grew up in rural Texas with a strong work ethic and supportive family. He started his photography career in his late teens, and after earning a degree in agriculture education, he became a highly respected agriscience teacher and photographer in Texas. He left teaching in 2009 to focus on photography full-time and has since led photographic workshops and created content for magazines, advertising campaigns, television projects, and books. Russell has been recognized as one of the top photographers in Texas and is known for his ability to connect people and places through his stories. He is also a successful businessman and has helped develop rural areas in Texas. Despite his many accomplishments, he values his relationships with family and friends above all else.
Watch Full Interview:
- The Love with Photography
- Connecting People Through Art
- Value Relationships with Family and Friends Above All Else.
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