Russell Kleyn is a South African-born, multidisciplinary photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Kleyn studied graphic design in Cape Town and subsequently completed a postgraduate certificate in photography at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art in 2006, and a Masters of Fine Art at Toi Rauwhārangi, Massey University College of Creative Arts in 2023.
His portraits are included in the permanent collections of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington City Collection, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. His editorial work is displayed on a vast array of both print and online forums, locally and internationally.
Selected Clients & Publications include PORT Magazine, FT Weekend Magazine, i-D, Vice, Penguin Press UK, Innen Books, Oyster Magazine, Black Magazine, Monocle Magazine, NOM*d, Kowtow Clothing, New Balance, Victoria University Press, Flying Nun Records, Metronomy, Universal Music, Because Music, HUCK Magazine, Big Magazine and Lodown Magazine amongst others.