Professional Photographer • Educator • Best Selling Author • Adventure Guide 

John D. Russell

2024 Announcements

I am pleased to announce my book, Ignite Your Adventurous Spirit, hit #1 in 12 countries and 18 categories on Amazon! In this book, I talk about my story and what inspired me to become a professional photographer. Check out Ignite Your Adventurous Spirit and let me know what you think!

I am honored to announce that I will be returning to teach a photography course at the Los Angeles Center of Photography titled, Photography for Social Change. I’m beyond stoked to be making an impact and leaving the world a little better place through teaching. Cheers to doing great things with people who truly want to make a difference!


I specialize in commercial, lifestyle, and event photography. 


My name is John D. Russell and I am a Professional Photographer currently based in Redondo Beach, CA.

Brands around the world hire me to create powerful content and strategies that effectively communicate their offerings and company culture to their audience.

My client list includes Toyota, Ford, Skechers, Airbnb, CBRE, and many, many more.

My work has taken me to over 30 countries around the globe and counting.

I’ve got you

Whether you need a headshot, portrait, corporate, or event photography, I’ve got you covered.

Having been to over 30 countries on assignment, I know what it means to show up to work. I am internationally published, award winning, and deeply connected to my craft. I absolutely love what I do.

Check out some of my work below.


Service Areas Include:

Manhattan Beach • Hermosa Beach • Redondo Beach • Palos Verdes • Torrance • El Segundo • Playa del Rey • Marina del Rey • San Pedro • Long Beach • Hawthorne • Lawndale • Culver City • Greater Los Angeles Area • Worldwide


John will work until he gets the shot he knows will make you happy and beyond. He recently helped my office get updated headshots, photos of our team interacting with our clients, as well as pictures of our team at the beach as an added bonus…Fantastic! Thanks, JDR!

Matt Costantino

Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, Health Source of Hermosa Beach

I needed new headshots for my website and I had a great experience. John was super responsive throughout the entire process. I am not fond of being in front of the camera and he did a great job of putting me at ease.  Great experience and great photos! Thanks, John!

Adrian Hall

Marriage and Family Therapist, One Heart Counseling Center, Manhattan Beach

John is a talented photographer who is able to capture the essence of his subjects from behind a lens. The best part of working with him is his natural ease and his professionalism. I worked with John on several all-day photo and video shoots and thank him for a job well done!

Sima Aziz

Marketing Director, Integramed Fertility, Redondo Beach


Do you want to level up your photography?

,Aside from teaching photography at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, I also run a local photography group and teach photography in small groups and privately.

Are you ready to improve your photography?


Travel, Photography, Adventure, and Philanthropy?

Yep. 4 things I’m passionate about combined into amazing adventures around the globe. Whether we’re jumping trains in Myanmar or 4×4’ing across the Serengeti in pursuit of a pride of lions – the connections you make, and the photos you take, will stay with you forever.

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Adventure + Photography

Join us as we summit Mount Kilimanjaro and go on a photo safari through the Northern National Park circuit of Tanzania, Africa in February 2024. We’ll visit the mighty Serengeti and much, much more.


As a Redondo Beach Photographer, I work with individuals and businesses in Redondo Beach and beyond. I am also available for travel Worldwide (I’ve been to over 30 countries on assignment!) and across the United States.