AMERICA'S MODERN LONE WOLF
Kevin Russ is a pioneer, following nothing but his heart.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Kevin and ask him a handful of questions.
TA: What drives you to keep pushing forward creatively?
KR: Following my inspirations. I only shoot things that I'm inspired by but after a while that inspiration fades and I move onto something else. Changing my surroundings and subject matter forces me to tap into my creativity instead of relying on what I already know.
TA: We know you get around. What is the most sketch situation you've gotten yourself into during your travels?
KR: Butler County Jail holding cell just a couple months ago. They were calling in our sizes for the orange jumpsuits when my friends and I decided to hire a bondsman and get on with our journey. They had caught us riding a freight train in Whitewater, Kansas. Another good one earlier this year was hiking solo off trail in the Andes in Argentina and was blown off my feet and part way down the mountain by the extremely strong winds.
TA: Where haven't you been that you'd love to see?
KR: I can't remember the names of them but there's a few good spots in Canada that have a lot of nice looking granite. I'd also love to explore this huge desert in South America that I also forgot the name of.
TA: Is it important for you to be a part of a creative community?
KR: Not really. Sometimes feeling like a lone wolf is beneficial to the work I make.
TA: Who are your inspirations?
KR: Right now it's a lady who lives in Asheville who plays the spoons. She goes by Abby the Spoon Lady and what she does is pretty amazing. Come to Asheville to see her or look her up on YouTube.
TA: Congratulations on your recent book release. What's next?
KR: Immersing myself into the Asheville busking culture and the spoon lady with a video camera in hand.
TA: Favorite web resources?
KR: Most recently bandcamp.com to get music I learn about out here cause it's not available anywhere else. Other than that I've mostly just been on social media and even then I'm not as active as I used to be.