JOHN SCHELL, Southern California


"Before making the Southern California my home, I immersed myself in surf and surf culture on the shifting, peaky sandbars of Long Island, New York. It was there, early on, that I learned to combine my love of the ocean and my love of film, producing several small book projects and films, including the now lost, straight to VHS release “Another Flat Summer.”

Currently in Southern California, I am a full time commercial lifestyle photographer, writer, and educator. My work includes international advertising campaigns, celebrity portraiture, fine art, and several personal projects throughout which I celebrate everything I love about our Southern California lifestyle as well as the power and beauty of the ocean."