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Aug 11, 2005

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Russell Tanoue by Katie Young

Russell Tanoue has become one of Hawaii's top fashion/glamour photographers and remains in high demand after two decades behind the lens. He brings out the best in models, actors, recording artists and celebrities in Hawaii and across the United States and around the world capturing a person's unseen beauty and creating images that can only be described as electrifying. He is also known for creating the "faces" of tomorrow.

A former dancer Tanoue's work has appeared in magazines, brochures and models'/actors' portfolios as well as on posters, CD/video covers and calendars. His client list includes such celebrities as actor Daniel Dae Kim of LOST & Hawaii 5-0, actress Kelly Hu , actress Laura Harring of Mulholland Drive, actor Jason Scott Lee, artist Christian Lassen, international male models Sebastian Siegle and Scott Milligan, the Playboy Playmates for Hardbodies as well as recording artists, Pauline Wilson, O-Shen, Raiatea Helm and international star Anita Sarawak to name a few.

His work has taken him from Hawaii to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Chicago. On his future destination agenda is Florida and New York. He has been the photographer of choice for MidWeek newspaper's annual swimsuit issue for the past 10years. Tanoue's talents have also put him in front of the lens on occasion, making him the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles as well as news and entertainment programs, including E Entertainment's Wild On.

Most recently he made an appearance on the popular France reality show, Angels in Reality with a photo shoot with cast Marie, 2012.

His current monthly events are BEAUTIFUL, held at Pearl @ Ala Moana Shopping Center, Ho'okipa Terrace on the last Saturday of each month. He has hosted such celebrities as NBA's Reggie Miller, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kelly Hu, Playboy Playmates, Cory Huntington, Wayne Brady, Jon Lovitt, Johnny Depp, and much more. For event photos click here:

Tanoue actually began his career in the art world as a professional dancer. He traveled throughout the United Sates and Canada for eight years, and performed on the Hawaiian Moving Company and the national 20th Century Fox's Dance Fever. Tanoue's talent for doing make-up and taking pictures of some of the dancers eventually led him to his passion for professional photography.

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