Internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker, Carey Russell is a regular collaborator with director, Terrence Malick. He was an associate producer and editor of The New World, assisted cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki on The Tree of Life (winner of the Cannes Film Festival, Palme d'Or), and provided additional photography on The Voyage of Time. He was the director and cinematographer of the 10-part documentary series Tibetan Stories, and the author of a photography monograph, The New Arcadians, an ethnography of scouting and summer camps in America. Currently, he is at work on a photography series title Literary Landscapes, which documents the natural history of real landscapes captured in literary fiction. Novels currently included within the series are: Watership Down, Last of the Mohicans, The Dharma Bums, and Blood Meridian. He holds a masters degree in landscape ecology, a bachelor of arts in theater production, and is a certified Master Naturalist in New York state. He volunteers as a Leave no Trace and Outdoor Ethics instructor for Suffolk County Council, BSA and is an Eagle Scout. He lives in New York City were he can often be found botanizing in Central Park or escaping to the Adirondacks.