Justin Janowitz’s love for cinema and image creation was ignited by the aisles of his neighborhood video store in southern New Hampshire as a child and the family 35mm still camera that his father taught him to shoot. A firm believer in the power of the visual language of cinema, Justin strives to create images that accentuate and punctuate the emotional and artistic impact of the projects he photographs.
Justin’s most recent projects are the Netflix feature length documentary, Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali which tells the story of the little-known friendship and relationship between these two great men, and the Hulu 6-part docu-series City of Angels, City of Death that documents the chilling 1970s - 1980s era of rampant serial killers in Los Angeles and the detectives who brought them to justice. Both projects offered Janowitz the chance to bring his dramatic and cinematic style to the documentary space.
Other recent projects include the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries, documentary The Wizrd, chronicling hip-hop super-star Future, and the award winning and Academy Award qualifying short films The German King, Justice for Vincent, and Shutter the Doors.
Regardless of the project, budget, or any of the other many factors that affect every production, he gravitates to the same core filmmaking beliefs:
Justin graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in cinema and photography. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
International Cinematographers Guild - Local 600