Born and raised in California, John Shearer has been a leading photographer in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. His passion for photography was sparked during his college years, when he developed a mentor relationship with the iconic rock photographer Jim Marshall. Since then, he has become a specialist in entertainment portraiture, key art, advertising, album covers, and backstage documentary coverage - working with a diverse range of clients from artists and record labels to brands, TV networks, movie studios, and publications.
Shearer's approach to photography centers around relationships - a belief that has helped him create some of the most iconic images in the entertainment industry. Whether he's photographing album covers, key art, advertising campaigns, or capturing talent at major awards shows, his focus remains on creative collaboration and trust. This approach has earned him long-standing relationships with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Bob Dylan, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, and many others.
In 2015, Shearer made the move from Los Angeles to Nashville, where he now works out of his studio in the Nations area of town. His work takes him all over the world, but he remains committed to his family, spending quality time with his wife - The Home Edit co-founder Clea Shearer - and their two children. When he's not behind the camera, Shearer enjoys exploring the outdoors in Tennessee through mountain biking and hiking.
In addition to his photography work, Shearer stays closely connected to the entertainment community through his membership in the Recording Academy, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music. As a voting member of these organizations, Shearer remains at the forefront of industry trends and is dedicated to promoting excellence in music and photography.
John Shearer is a highly sought after photographer with a reputation for capturing stunning and iconic images. His unique approach to creative collaboration, earned trust, and unique relationships have made him one of the most in demand photographers in the entertainment industry.