Los Angeles-based photographer John Shearer grew up in Southern California and received a BA in Photojournalism from San Francisco State University. He began his photographic career by shooting musicians in concert, backstage, and on tour. In 2001 he signed on as a contributing photographer with WireImage. John moved to LA in 2003 and began covering entertainment events in the area. In 2005 he became a staff photographer at Wireimage, and subsequently with Getty Images when they acquired Wireimage in 2007.  John specializes in documentary style coverage of entertainment events, music performances, awards shows, and still photography of music videos.

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