John-Paul Pietrus was born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwestern United States. He studied photography, film and painting at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before relocating to Hong Kong to pursue his photographic passions. After working for a period as a news photographer, he transitioned to fashion—a shift that eventually took him to London to focus exclusively on editorial and commercial assignments, art commissions, and filmmaking.

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He has exhibited internationally in museums including le Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, PS -M.O.M.A. in New York, CAFA in Beijng, and the Stazione Leopolda in Florence.
His commercial clients include Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Lancel, and Adidas. Pietrus has received numerous awards of recognition (including the Associations for Haute Joallerie’s Photo of the Year award and shortlisted for the presitigious Life Magazine’s Eisenstaedt Awards for Style Photo of the Year). He was appointed Editor-at-Large for 7th Man Magazine, and Editor-at-Large for NOMADS Magazine. He has organized and instigated charity campaigns with Tao Okamoto (Japan Disaster Relief ), Naomi Campbell (Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief ), Cindy Crawford Nepal Earthquake Relief 5), Coco Rocha and Filip Hrivnak (European Refugee Crisis 5) with percent of the proceeds going to charity via the Red Cross and Save the Children. Pietrus currently resides in London.

Commercial Clients:
Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Lancel, Adidas, Harrods, Liberty, House of Fraser, Belvedere Vodka, Chanel, Helen Cherry, Workshop Denim, Tabitha, The Face with Naomi Campbell, Motorola, Max Factor, L’Oreal, Kerastase, Clairol, Matignon, Wallis, Project D, Follie Folli, Bordelle, Linda Farrow, Warner Music, Sony Music.

Editorial:
Permanent Posts: Editor-at-Large for 7th Man Magazine. Editor-at-Large for Nomads Magazine.

Vogue UK, Vogue China, Vogue Spain, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Portugal, Vogue Korea, Vogue Japan Wedding, Harper’s Bazaar China, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Harper’s Bazaar U.S., Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, Elle UK, Elle France, Elle Italy, Elle Spain, Elle Portugal, Elle HK, Elle Thai- land, Numero China, Numero Hommes China, Vanity Fair Italia, Interview Russia, Interview Germany, i-D Magazine, Paper Magazine, Citizen K, Jalouse, the Guardian Magazine, Sunday Times Style, the Independent Magazine, Stella Magazine, L’Express Styles, Modern Weekly, Manifesto, Elle Men, Madame Figaro, Grazia Italy, Stylist Magazine, T.O.M. Magazine.