310.722.2027 john@johndrussell.com


My name is John D. Russell and I am a Manhattan Beach Photographer. I work with brands worldwide…

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

As a Manhattan Beach Photographer, I am internationally published and have been on assignment in over 30 countries. I was even recruited by Getty Images. My client list includes brands such as Toyota, Ford, Skechers, CBRE, Mindvalley, and many, many more.

My training and experience as a Manhattan Beach Photographer has enabled me to shoot video for clients such as Toyota as well as television. Most recently I was in India shooting stills, video and flying drone on a 10 day motorcycle tour with clients through India.

With almost 20 years of experience as a media and marketing professional, I am well versed in the psychology of marketing. I have helped brands around the globe and can assist with Web Design, Social Media, Keyword Research, SEO, and Online Advertising.


Please take a moment to view some of my recent photography work.

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 Chiropractic
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
Integrated Fertility Group
Redondo Beach



As a Manhattan Beach Photographer, I work with individuals and businesses in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, the Greater Los Angeles area, and am available for travel Worldwide. Please use the contact form below and let me know how I can help.