John Schell John Schell


I am a lifestyle, commercial, editorial and advertising photographer currently based in Los Angeles, California.

A New York transplant, I started my photography career after nearly fifteen years of teaching special education at both the middle and high school level. I pride myself on being able to relate to my subjects; facilitating a level of comfort and understanding which enables natural emotion to shine through. As such, I enjoy working with brands who recognize the importance of mood, feel, thought, character, and emotion and I continually strive to capture and showcase that in my work, creating images using the best of what's available at any given moment.

I absolutely love what I do and I am always happy to share what I've learned. You can read some of my articles at,,, and Resource Magazine Online. In addition, I've appeared in several photography-related Youtube videos and a few Podcasts as well.

A life-long surfer, snowboarder, and unapologetic dog owner, you can usually find me at the beach or at the dogpark with my dog Olive. 
Los Angeles / NYC