Justin Falk was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. It was there, in 2002 that the former finance professional began taking seriously his life-long passion of photography, taking candid personals and landscape shots of the City.
After relocating to the South Carolina Lowcountry in 2007, Justin decided to make his passion his profession, going “pro” in 2012.
Justin got his first break in Charleston’s competitive photography industry when he was hired on as a Staff Photographer of the J.I. Messenger newspaper here in Charleston in 2012. Since that time, Justin's photographs have appeared in a wide variety of local and National publications and media outlets including The Charleston Post & Courier, USA Today, Newsweek, Travel & Leisure, the Charleston City Paper, and Charleston Magazine.
Justin has received a number of commendations for his work. He won the top prize in Magnolia Gardens’ photo contest in both 2014 and 2015. Additionally, Justin took home Best in Show in the 2015 Coastal Carolina Fair’s photo contest, First Place in Charleston Magazine’s 2015 annual photography contest, and was named a finalist as the best photographer to “follow” in the 2016 Charleston Social Media Day awards ceremony.
Justin’s main photographic focus has been to capture the simple, iconic beauty of the S.C. Lowcountry in its purest form. In both his landscape photography and in portraiture, Justin utilizes his unique artistic eye to create compelling images that capture life lived well against the backdrop of the natural world.