Saturday, November 14

New Publication – Country Show. Published by Bump Books.

 November 2020

I have a new publication – "Country Show ", published by Bump Books of London. This 32-page A5 zine has 23 of my country show photos from events in the southwest of England.

This unique selection from my many photos of these events was carried out by David Solomons of Bump Books. The print quality and paper are very nice – all in all, it’s a quality piece of work…

The Dorset County Show is heavily featured in the booklet, along with photos from the Melplash Show, the New Forest Show, and the Romsey Show.

Go here to see the spreads and buy from Bump Books:

Country Show by Paul Russell.
Published October 2020 by Bump Books (
A5 size (210mm x 148mm). Pages: 32, images: 23. Edition of 200.
Price: £6 plus postage from Bump Books (

I've given the complete layout of the book below, along with the individual images



Back cover - wrap around...

A zine in the hand...



Individual images - random order


My book blurb

I live in Weymouth in the southwest of England, and I’ve been shooting country shows in the area since 2004. Each show lasts between one and three days, and I only shoot this subject matter for a few days a year, but over the years it all adds up…

On my first visit to a show, I was struck by the incredible power of the cattle, and the techniques the handlers use to control them. A theme that emerged early on in my photos was the complicated range of relationships between man and animals – from the cattle eventually destined for the abattoir to the affection shown to a family pet.

After exploring that theme, at the close of a typical day’s shooting I take a few photos in the horticulture tents for some variety and light relief. Ultimately, for these events it always comes down to the same thing – it’s all about show; it’s all about display; it’s all about looking your absolute best – whether you’re a sheep, goat, showjumper, or geranium.

Paul Russell, 2020

Sunday, August 30

Weymouth Tourist Information Centre/August 2020 in Weymouth photo series

Unfortunately, there is no Tourist Information Centre in Weymouth, but I am attempting to create a photo series this month, with a photo taken on Weymouth beach on every day for the month of August.

So far, as of 30th August, I've managed to get an acceptable shot every day. For some days I have a few contenders; on other days, just a single shot. I won't make my final selections for each day until the project is (hopefully) finished, but here's a sampling of shots so far.

Of course, if I miss a day through emergency or just being rubbish, I've blown the whole thing.

31 August, Bank Holiday Monday - mission accomplished...

1st August

2nd August

3rd August

4th August

5th August

6th August

7th August

7th August, again

8th August

9th August

9th August, again

10th August

10th August, again

11th August

12th August

13th August

14th August

15th August  

15th August, again

16th August

17th August

18th August

19th August

20th August

21st August

22nd August

23rd August

24th August

25th August

26th August

26th August, again

27th August

28th August

28th August, again

29th August

30th August

31st August, Bank Holiday Monday