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Swarovski - Endangered by Fiona

filmaid logoI was very honoured to be given the opportunity to organize, direct and photograph a campaign for Swarovski in Kenya, East Africa.The Swarovski by Fiona Endangered Animals Collection has been designed by Fiona Pacifico Griffini-Grasser to increase awareness of endangered species worldwide, this beautiful crystal animal bracelet line is available online and in stores at Swarovski worldwide, join us in assisting endangered species by buying these lovely bracelets Read More

Thank you Anthony Russell!

filmaid logoAnthony Russell donates "The Loner" to raise funds for Save a Childs Heart (SACH) Kenya...Read More

Exhibition Unveiling

Artist Anthony Russel's exhibition opens in Nairobi

anthony-russel-exhibition-unveilingAnthony Russel who was born and raised in Kenya and the UK, is an artist, designer, musician and most of all, a keen conservationist with a passion for Lions and the Maasai culture. On 8th of May he unveiled his latest exhibition at the Capital Club in Nairobi.

The artwork on show was meant to honour the African continent and capture the audience and open their eyes to the beauty of Africa. Alongside the opening was a silent auction where 100 per cent of the silent auction pieces plus ten per cent of any sale made was to benefit the Amu and Shampede lion's ranch. The event was attended by fellow artist Lisa Christofferson as well as The Africa Report regional manager Fadoua Yagobi and Capital Club general manager Andrew Christian

Thank you Anthony Russell!

filmaid logoOne of Kenya's top visual artists, Anthony Russell, generously donated his piece "Seeking Time" for the auction at our Power of Film Benefit in New York this year. We wanted to take a moment to share more about Russell's beautiful work...Click here for more information

B Beyond-Cottars Legacy

edition_frontThe Cottars Wildlife Conservation Trust provides educational bursaries for underprivileged families, finances teacher salaries, builds schools, provides medical clinics and building bridges across dangerous rivers. The collaboration utilizing Cottar family archival photography with the artist Anthony Russell has been undertaken to raise funds for the Cottars Wildlife Conservation Trust...Read More

The Edition

edition_front Pause... Take a picture of the end of Act III,Scene 3, of Shakespear’s tragedy, Othello ... and canvas it. Pluck the pitches from Bach’s,Toccata and Fugue in D-minor, and paste them onto the element. Soak the artistic genius of Michelangelo Caravaggio from The Death of the Virgin, and let them drip upon the surface.Aspirate Yves Marie André’s, Essai sur le Beau,and breathe life into the progress. Con!ne the amalgamation with inspiration from Carl Andre’s, 43 Roaring forty.The aforementioned is a subjective take on Anthony Russell’s style and work, and spoken by one of his masterful pieces: The Eye of the Storm...Read More

Lova World Image

cottar-150x150 Calvin Cottar has generously donated to the Lovaganza Foundation a unique turn of the century image from East Africa, courtesy of Cottar’s game reserve, from a serie arranged as collages by artist and conservationist Anthony Russell. Anthony Russell looked through all the Cottars archived slides and chose a selection that best depicted this amazing American dynasty story...Read Article

Hamptons Magazine

Raphael Mazzucco Raphael Mazzucco’s work is the definition of sexy, with beautiful bodies layered in paint, found objects and resin. His work isn’t just a feast for the eyes. Mazzucco has seamlessly channeled his art into numerous charities, including his recent partnership with friend Anthony Russell in the Shompole Lodge, a luxury resort in East Africa whose focus is saving the lion population and preserving land while nurturing the local community... Read Article

LIFE Singapore Event "The End of the Lion"

end of the lionThere are only 28,000 lions in all of Africa. This is a film about Raphael Mazzucco and the Shompole Art Project, with Anthony Russell, the genius designer of the Shompole Lodge in Kenya. Together Raphael and Anthony are creating spectacular art pieces, some eight feet wide and four feet high, photos, paint, leather, blood, ink, encased in an inch of resin all for the survival of the Lions of Africa. This was shot in both Kenya Africa and at Raphael's house in Montauk New York on the Canon 5d, the Canon 7d, and even the HVX200... Read More

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B Beyond

Anthony Russell is possibly best known for developing and executing the Shompole Concept in East Africa.

b-beyond-magazineAnthony Russell is possibly best known for developing and executing the Shompole Concept in East Africa.

For those who haven’t been there yet, Shompole is the most exceptional and much copied community conservation project as well as ultra luxury African lodge hotel.

Russell, whose father was a professional hunter in Kenya, had an exotic childhood growing up on safaris and getting to know the local community. He is based in Nairobi.

Shompole itself is a shared ownership, community empowering model based on the old adage: 'don't give people fish, but a rod to catch their own with' ... Read More

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Conde Nast Traveller

Seeing is believing, September 2009


Anthony Russell explains 360, the latest development at Anthony’s Kenyan conservancy Shompole.

"360 Features a variation on the signature look of freeform white concrete, rough-hewn fig wood, smooth, round river stones and plunge pools under thatch. But the new private house – named for its 360 – degree views over the Great Rift Valley to Lake Natron – is more dramatically situated than the other buildings with a suspended dining area above a dumb-bell-shaped pool below which tow 5,000sq ft bedrooms hug the contours of the Nguruman Escarpment."

Architectural Digest

Make a Home in Africa, January 2008

"It took the safari guide and conservationist Anthony Russell to reify the fantasy for her—‘He made my house happen architecturally.’ It was on an earlier project of his—the award-winning eco-tourist destination Shompole Lodge in the Great Rift Valley on the border of Tanzania, complete with its various prides of lion—that she had cut her interior decorating teeth (‘I had a big hand in Shompole, a huge hand,’ she says). Warner’s rectangular-shaped house is made out of locally quarried stone. ‘It was a little like building the Pyramids,’ she laughs. ‘I mean, we had mountains of stone—and 25 very happy Africans sitting and chipping away at them.’ The output was enough for several other structures: three identical single-room hand-chipped-stone buildings (two guest cottages and a kitchen, aligned in a circle in the olive-tree-rimmed courtyard) and 10 stables." ... Read Full Story

Marie Claire

Wild at Heart, June 2005

Marie-Claire-June-2005This is an interview with Marie Claire fashion team who fell in love with the spectacular Shompole lodge in Kenya, Interview by Ruth Kosky.

The Sunday times Travel

Elegant Resorts, December 2005

sunday-times-travel-magazineShompole was described as a lodge with minimalist open-sided rooms, hewn with white quartz, with gnarled wooden furniture, low divans and soaring thatched roofs." Profits also goes to support wildlife conservation work - and there’s plenty to conserve. Elephants, cheetahs, baboons and antelopes roam nearby – The local Masai guides will show you how to track and find game."

Charity Buzz - Art Auction

Sudan, 2010, by Kenyan Artist/Conservationist Anthony Russell

Charity Buzz



Lee Schwartz on working with Daria Werbowy in Kenya.




The Trade Partners Award for Small Businesses in Africa




Featured galleries. Architect: Anthony Russell


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Kenya: A safari open to the African elements. Brian Jackman is in awe of a safari park in the heart of Kenya's Rift Valley.




An impressive lodge on the hills of Kenya



Lova World Images

Cottar Dynasty Art by Anthony Russell



An African Art Affair

Anthony Russell And Peter Beard



The Art Collector

Anthony Russell



Wild Ambition

Raphael Mazzucco’s Africa Collection

adRenowned photographer Raphael Mazzucco recently debuted his latest work in Singapore; a collection which depicts scenes of Africa to magnificent effect