JD Howell spent most of his early life drawing/painting and eventually went to university for fine-art. For a brief time upon completion of school he wanted to be an interior designer but changed his mind when he discovered the camera. He has been photographing people in places for the past twelve years and is inspired by the human form, both naturally and synthetically lit.



- Professional head shots + portraiture

- Video documentary + location interview

- Lifestyle/product video for social media

- Licensed drone pilot offering aerial video + photography


With 15 years of experience specializing in creative portraiture and video documentary within the corporate + higher education sector.
JD candidly captures the beauty within all aspects of the human form and experience.


From 2006-2022, JD has worked for McMaster University's central communications team creating  photography and video documentaries for researchers, students, as well as stakeholders/donors in the greater Hamilton community.

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