Russ Mezikofsky graduated with a degree in photography from Salem State College in 1996. After
graduation he relocated to Los Angeles. Here he did freelance photography while capturing the people
along Hollywood Blvd and Wilshire. Becoming an assistant on film production sets he realized there was
something more he wanted to obtain from the industry.
He soon moved back to MA and landed a full time position as a studio manager for a well known
interior photographer, Eric Roth. Having his own photographs published in many national and regional
publications only intensified Russ’s drive to further his achievements. “There is nothing like getting your
work printed,” said Russ. After working for ten years with Eric Roth, they parted ways.
Russ is currently the creative director for the Over My Shoulder Foundation where he is the
exclusive photographer and writes the occasional blog. The “OVER MY SHOULDER” Foundation is a
unique media-based project whose goal is to raise awareness of the impact of mentoring.
Russ is now re-directing his skill further to that of a fashion photographer. Over the past year he
has had the immense opportunity to photograph industry favorites such as June 2011 Playboy Playmate
Mei-Ling Lam, music legend Linda Perry, Chris and Kyle Massey, legendary Grammy award winning
singer Patti Austin, and most recently actress Chanty Sok, who plays Karen, Christian Bale’s girlfriend in
the Oscar nominated film, The Fighter.