310.722.2027 john@johndrussell.com


Photographer • Creative Director • Instructor • Speaker • Author 

John D. Russell

• Announcement •

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


I specialize in commercial, lifestyle, and event photography. 

Manhattan Beach Photographer, John D. Russell

Brands around the world hire me to create dynamic, powerful content and strategy to effectively communicate their offerings and company culture to their audience.

My client list includes Toyota, Ford, Skechers, Airbnb, CBRE, and many, many more. I’ve photographed some of this biggest celebrities on the planet including Bruno Mars, John Legend, and Kaley Cuoco to name a few.

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

Exclusive Offer


Save over $200 when you book your holiday portrait session by December 1, 2019.


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.

Click to learn more about PRSPCTV below.

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 late February 2020. We’ll visit the mighty Serengeti and much, much more.


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


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