I am an artist and freelance photographer based in Los Angeles, California.

I specialize in portraiture and editorial work of all kinds, but I have studied, practiced and taught a very wide variety of photographic approaches.

My artist's portfolio can be found at BRIANMJOHN.COM.


Born 1986 in La Porte, Texas, raised in Austin. Moved to New York City in 2005, and discovered love and aptitude for creative and artistic projects. Worked with the Meerkat Media Collective on a variety of narrative and documentary film projects. Returned to Austin, Texas and enrolled at St. Edward's University, discovering a passion for photography, and making the most of a creatively and technically rigorous photography program. Received a BA in Photocommunications in 2013. Moved to Chicago in order to pursue an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), completed in 2016. Began teaching college, pre-college and adult continuing education classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at SAIC. In 2018, relocated to Los Angeles, California.