About ME...JB

About Me...JB

For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in design, construction and about the aesthetics of the combination of these two elements.

Straight out of school I spent several years training in the fashion industry which was the perfect marriage of my guiding interests.

For me, the fashion industry at its core is all about design and construction. Whilst at college we learnt daily the principles and fundamentals of design, like shape, colour and texture and then at night, I would rush home to design and construct garments using these principles.

To be honest I have never worked a single day employed in the fashion industry as I found at heart the "ruthlessness" of this world didn't sit well with my personality...I was only 20 years old at the time.

So I did what every 20 something did in the '80s...I went travelling.

Whilst travelling a found that I had a passion and an eye for photography.

London was also the place where I acquired the managerial skills that would set me on my future professional path.

Photography indulged and balanced the creative and aesthetic side of my personality with my desire to travel and see new horizons.

I spent quite a few years living in London and this is where I started to manage my first small business.

Also whilst in London, I started my journey into website design or what was then known as "Multimedia".

This is where I began learning programs like Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and Illustrator which would become the tools of my trade over the next few decades.

After returning from my travels overseas I found myself living and working on Hamilton Island where I reside and work to this day.

Yes, It's a tough job living in paradise but someone's gotta do it.

Why Hamilton Island you ask?... Well at the time, pretty much my whole family were living and working on Hamilton Island and because it had lived apart from my family for so long it was for me the place I needed to be.

Whilst living on the island my passion for photography was rekindled as I re-started my career as a professional photographer.

Over the years I have photographed everything from newlyweds to real estate, celebrities to newborns and pretty much everything in between.

As of writing this About Me article, I am currently the Manager of Hamilton Island Photography.

I still love to combine my passion for photography and travel and I try to holiday every year in unusual and "Off the Beaten Track" countries where I like nothing better than immersing myself in the local environment, always on the lookout for interesting and unusual images and scenes to capture.

It was also this passion that helped me to achieve my "Masters in Photography" several years ago and I regularly compete and have had quite a few successes in a variety of National Photography competitions.

Not to be one to let the grass grow under my feet I have also during my time on Hamilton Island indulged my passion for Website Design and Development.

Freelancing my Website Design business brings all of my life skills to focus in one place.

It allows me to create and develop strong "One on One" business and personal relationships whilst combining my passions for design and construction, aesthetics and photography.

THANKS FOR READING ABOUT ME.

Well, that's pretty much all about me, without me waffling on too much.

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What my Couples are saying...

We had the best experience with Justin. He was very accommodating and made us feel at ease with the process. We've had a few sneak peaks from our special day and they've already exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to see the rest!

We couldn’t thank JB enough! He made our day more enjoyable and made us feel comfortable the entire time. Our photos are absolutely beautiful, thank you so much JB, Luke and I will forever be grateful. :)

JB was absolutely phenomenal! He is second to none and we loved having our wedding photographed by him. He was so thorough in the lead up to the wedding and honestly amazing on the day. I couldn't recommend him more!

They are so amazing!!!!

Thank you so much for the photos, I can’t wait to see the rest of them.

Sincere thanks for the amazing photos

We just want to take this opportunity in expressing our sincere thanks for the amazing photos you took.  We are very grateful that we received “the best photographer on the island”!!!
So happy and thanks again for making our day so memorable, much appreciated! x

Thank you Justin for being part of our Wedding Day. The photos are amazing and so many to choose from. I am not comfortable having my photos taken but on this day I was really relaxed thanks to you. Hamilton Island was the perfect destination for our very special day. Highly recommend Justin Blank as your photographer!!

Thank you you for your amazing work on our wedding day!

Tanner and I just wanted to Thank you for your amazing work on our wedding day! We truly appreciate your kind-hearted humour that made our day one to remember. We love the sneak peeks and cannot wait to see the rest!  Thank you again!  Kind regards Madison and Tanner Norman. 

Justin was wonderful! His laid back and fun attitude helped everyone relax! If you are normally awkward or uncomfortable in photos, he's the right photographer for you! Gave great direction and got some photos back to us before lunch time the next day! 100 stars out of 5 😊 🌟 🤩

Justin was our photographer on our wedding day on Hamilton Island. He was a wonderful and thoughtful photographer who managed to capture the small as well as the big moments of the day perfectly. He was so much fun to have along with us, and made us feel comfortable and looked after the entire day. Highly recommend

Thank you to JB for making us feel so comfortable in taking photos that turned out looking so natural and captured a perfect moment we will always remember. Great coordination of the photos and JB was lovely to be around. JB was very helpful and clear in what he needed for things to run smoothly.

JB was our wedding photographer and he was fantastic! He was so friendly and knowledgeable and he put our nerves at ease. He has sent us a few sneak peak photos and they are amazing!! Better than we could have imagined. We are so grateful to have had him on the day. Thanks JB!

Coming from someone who is extremely uncomfortable getting their photo taken… Justin made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. He was friendly and so easy to get along with. Justin sent us some sneak peek photos the very same day as our wedding and I was completely blown away. I never expected in a million years I’d have such beautiful photos. I can’t wait to see the rest. Thank you again Justin. 10/10 experience

JB was our photographer for our wedding on Hamilton Island. He was professional and most of all personable. JB made us feel comfortable throughout the whole day and was very easy to get along with. His knowledge and experience definitely shines though in our wedding photos!

We love your work!

Hi JB! They all look amazing! Thanks for making it an awesome experience for us both yesterday. We couldn’t be happier with how everything went and look forward to sharing these with all the fam and friends. Cheers mate. We love your work!

Thank you so much!

Hi Justin, Thank you so much! Such beautiful photos! Amazing work and we love them! Thanks again for being our photographer.

Stunning Wedding Photos!

Hi Justin, We would like to thank you again for our stunning wedding photos!

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