This week we’re continuing showcasing the people who make Eskapee what it is and we’d like to introduce Patrick Russell, from Colorado, USA. Without contributors we’d be a blank page and it’s people like Patrick who make us what we are.
Patrick also holds a warm place in our hearts and that’s because early on we learnt about his true character. When we published his Short (For (Personal) Record) and asked for his details to send his contributor payment he instead insisted that we donate his contributor fee to a local Colorado mountain bike charity. Something we will always remember about him.
Who is Patrick Russell?
I’m just an average guy who probably gets interested in too many things to be actually really good at one of them. My day-job is working as an engineer in the bike industry. But beyond that (read “not professionally”), I fill my time as a photographer, musician, cook, road-tripper, and star-gazer.
What makes you happy?
Time between the wheels, on skis, behind the lens, or with hands on a fretboard. My eyes light up with the changing colors of Fall and I’ll never pass up a sunrise in the mountains.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing the physical ability, age allowing, to do the things I love.