Russell Meek - Author / photographer / traveller
It was the windswept deserts and ancient routes of the Middle East that set me on this journey. A 23yr old photographer, hitch-hiking across Syria in what is now a war zone, driving the King's Highway through Jordan, skinny dipping at midnight in the Dead Sea, and standing inspired by the magnificence of Petra as dawn rises. That was the beginning of a year long journey that took me from the Saharan desert to the Guatemalan jungles and the thirty meter high swelling seas while crossing the Atlantic to do so. It was an adventure that has never left me and, in 2007, those adventures began seeping their way into the pages of 'The Khalada Stone' adventure fantasy series.
After 8 years living in the UK and photographing throughout Europe and the Caribbean, I returned to my native New Zealand, where I now live by the beach. I travel as much as I can for work and for inspiration, shooting the cover of A Brother's Bond in China and A Dark Heart Rises:I in Southern Spain.
You never know who you'll run into in the pub... Lauren German and Leslie Ann-Brandt from Lucifer..!
John Shea and Garret Wang
Superman (Lex Luther) and Star Trek: Voyager - great night chatting with these two. Lovely guys..!
Author Terry Brooks
I was lucky enough to have a good chat with Terry before filming started on The Shanarra Series here in New Zealand.
International Authors' Panel - Armageddon
Myself, Terry Brooks and Robert Rankin at an author panel in Auckland in 2014
Come and find me at expos across New Zealand and Australia
When I'm not writing, you'll find me on location somewhere, shoooting for commercial advertising work.
A day spent exploring New Zealand's 'desert', capturing the sweeping sand dunes of 'Kjat'.
Hilly and Hannah Hindi.
Myself and the gorgeous girls from Hillywood.com and Auckland Armageddon 2016
A little filming in Adrspach, Czech Republic for the inspiration of Qhabir Sama'ad's island kingdom of Nazh-rndu'ul.
My first author image... feeling a little tanned at the time :)
On location in China, shooting for the cover of A Brother's Bond.