I'm Russ Goeken.  I'm an artist and photographer with a insatiable curiosity and a slightly off-center sense of humor.  I shoot weddings, paint, write, garden, and explore the world through vintage cameras. 

Formally trained in traditional and alternative photographic practices, I hold a BFA in Photography with a focus in photojournalism.  I furthered my photography understanding with a stint at the New York office of Magnum Photo, the herald photojournalism agency as an assistant to the historic archives director.  Later, I turned to wedding photography as a way to bring the rawness and emotion of photojournalism together with the beauty and traditions of marriage.

The process of exploration is a strong component of my work.  Trust is the key to making powerful imagery.  I revel in the opportunity to explore artistic approaches from every angle, and the couple that is willing to join me in this endeavor becomes a part of the art, and I, a part of the story.

I live in Savannah, with my family.  We enjoy tending our little homestead, learning about bugs, and traveling the world.

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