Russ Wiley’s photography journey started in 1971 after he built a darkroom in his home. It’s a passion that was sparked when he snapped photos for his high school yearbook, then got a job in photography in his college years.
His interest flared back up in the last decade or so, thanks to the digital revolution in photography and a visit to Africa in 2010. Russ’s photos have been in publications across the globe. One such publication: National Geographic, which marked Mother’s Day in 2020, by promoting Wiley’s shot of a mother giraffe and her 1-day-old calf on social media. His office, meanwhile, is filled with photos ready to be shipped to customers. On his Instagram page, he calls himself a “professional photographer of everything” — except for weddings. His main interests, though, are sports and wildlife.
Russ has also done work for the USOC, Red Bull, Ducati, USA Boxing , London Times and the Irish Independent among others
Awards – In 2018 Russ was the recipient of a Top Shot award from