John Russo a native Ventnor, New Jersey, moved to Los Angeles in 1995 and through his tenacious attitude propelled himself to the forefront of Celebrity Photography. He has shot the likes of Brad Pitt, Leonardo Dicaprio, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, just to name a few. Some of John’s clients include Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, NBC, FOX, P&G, and many worldwide. Russo’s work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, as well as many other top publications. 

John also teaches several workshops a year around the world where he inspires, motivates and educates students. Russo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a Master’s Degree from Brooks institute in Santa Barbara. 

To learn more about john russo’s work please visit: www.johnrussophoto



When Elizabeth Chambers Hammer isn't interviewing wildly inspiring people, she acts as Chief Correspondent of the Human Rights Foundation, runs her company, BIRD bakery and is a judge on Cooking Channel's Sugar Showdown.

Her journalism career began at Current TV and she has gone on to do work for VICE, Fox, CNBC, CBS and the TODAY show.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Texas, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  She resides in Los Angeles and serves on the board of Stop Cancer and is actively involved in The Hammer Museum.