RECENT
ASSIGNMENTS


Recent Commercial Assignments. I work with businesses both big and small and regularly travel the globe on assignment. I specialize in lifestyle photography and work with brands to tell their stories. While every assignment is different, my goal is the same, create images that sell. There's a reason brands like Toyota hire me. Check out some of my recent commercial photography assignments below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


TOYOTA

I've been working with Toyota since 2015. Here's a body of work from a TV commercial featuring the all new Prius. My photography and video is used across all of their digital platforms to promote their vehicles and brand. It's quite an honor to work with a company of this size and caliber and I enjoy every assignment!


MAFFS

I was hired by a U.S. company based in Northern California to document the training and implementation of a mobile aerial firefighting system called MAFFS. The system was purchased by the Colombian government and was assigned to a specific squadron of the Colombian Air Force. My task was to travel with the team for 6 weeks  and document (with photos and video) the classroom training and field training of the system.

I had the absolute pleasure of flying in a C-130 "Hercules" and a UH-60 "Blackhawk" to get a variety of shots. The experience culminated in a massive presentation to Colombia's top brass, politicians, and media. The photos and videos were created to sell more generation 2 systems and highlight the high level of training and service a client can expect when purchasing this very expensive piece of equipment. Essentially, the images are used in their Advertising and Marketing campaigns to generate more revenue.


School of Dance & Music

I've worked with SDM for about a year now. Recently, I was hired to shoot their Junior Elite dancers. After some discussion, we decided that the Manhattan Beach Pier would be an ideal backdrop. The school has 3 locations in the South Bay. Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach. It is the largest dance school in the U.S. These kids are amazingly talented and this particular assignment was a lot of fun. A fairly complicated lighting setup was required but the girls were amazing and we were in and out in roughly an hour. Pretty impressive given the nature of this photo shoot! We will be shooting together every quarter to support their advertising and marketing goals.

Commercial Photographer John D. Russell
Commercial Photographer John D. Russell
Commercial Photographer John D. Russell
Commercial Photographer John D. Russell
Commercial Photographer John D. Russell
Commercial Photographer John D. Russell
Commercial Photographer John D. Russell
Commercial Photographer John D. Russell

Brands on Brands

Brandon is a former Advertising Executive for Jack in the Box and recently left the corporate world to start his own agency. He was in need of photography for his website, social media, and podcast library. His budget was low as his company is in its infancy but he wanted great photography he could leverage for the upcoming quarter. He desired images that were composed with a lot of 'blank' space so he could add creative copy for his social posts. We will be working together on a quarterly basis to help him with his marketing and advertising objectives for the year. We're both very pleased with the results. Here are a few of my favorites from the hour session.

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