Justin Janowitz Justin Janowitz

  

I grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire but it was on a family trip to Alaska when I was introduced to photography. I didn’t know it then, but that trip was the foundation for my love of image creation. I graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in cinema and photography and moved to Los Angeles where I’ve been living ever since.

My first professional days with a camera on my shoulder came in the form of documentary work and I can’t think of a better environment to cut your teeth in. It forces you to learn how to create quality images with little time, budget, and equipment. It teaches you to think on your feet. A skill that has benefited me on countless occasions.

Spending most of my time in the documentary and narrative worlds, projects I've shot have garnered acclaim and awards nationally and internationally.

Much of 2019 was spent on the road lensing the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries.

Regardless of the project, budget, or any of the other many factors that affect every production, I gravitate towards the same core filmmaking beliefs:
1) Simplest is usually best.
2) Story always comes first. The visuals must serve the story and not detract or distract from it.
3) Filmmaking is a team sport. Good communication and collaboration lead to the smoothest and most enjoyable production experiences for all.

I look forward to continuing my relationships with frequent collaborators and meeting new creative people to tell stories with. We truly have the best job on the planet.