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A little bit about Russ Druiven

Russell has been with Banko Media for over five years now, but it feels like a lifetime. He takes amazing documentary event photos and loves the wide range of assignments that come across his desk.

Russ’ recent work for Banko Media includes travelling to Quebec City for documentary work of one of our great clients;  Mohawk Group, regional coverage of events for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and closer to home, providing editorial and environmental portraiture for ArcelorMittal Dofasco.

On the not-for-profit side of things, Russell has been honoured to work with the Royal Canadian Artillery, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and United Way.

Outside of photography, Russell operates the Hamilton Jockey Club, a small business dedicated to crafting finely hand-sewn pocket squares for those who love classic menswear.

Why I love what I do

I love photography! I want to tell a story in direct, honest way; that is my style. I have a simple approach to taking photos that is not fussy and I especially enjoy taking photos of people, because, truly, people are the most fascinating subjects in the world. 

I have taken photos of people across the economic spectrum, from folks on assisted living to the co-founder of Costco, each one has helped shape my view on life and has made me more of a humanist.

Working at Banko Media stimulates my creative abilities, gives me a place to tinker with new equipment, drives me to reach personal and professional goals and enables me to pursue my passions, I couldn’t imagine a better place to work.  

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