Derek Blanks is a talent, unlike any others. Respected media brands like CoverGirl, ESSENCE, BET, and Sony Music Entertainment to name a few, frequently seek him for iconic campaigns and cover shoots while celebrities’ request him exclusively for personal photo sessions including the Alter Ego concept Derek created in 2009 that still prevails In viral moments today often Imitated but never duplicated. Though his client roster boasts some of the biggest names on the planet including Megan Thee Stallion, Regina Hall, Missy Elliott, Brandy, Janelle Monae´, Chaka Khan, Taraji P. Henson, Ciara, Viola Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gabby Douglas, Carmelita Jeter, Nicki Minaj, Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, Kelly Rowland, Nick Cannon and so many more, Derek’s artistry is willingly available for anyone who desires to stand in front of his lens.
As a consummate visual artist, photographer, commercial, film & music video director and television personality with appearances on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Don’t Be Tardy for The Wedding, The Insider, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and more, Derek Blanks is the definition of a true renaissance man. CONTENT KING is title sincerely earned as one of the hardest working, studied & disciplined photographers & film makers in America. Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Blanks’ talents were undeniable even at a young age, prompting his parents to enroll him in APAC, an academic and performing arts complex designed to nurture his budding artistic skills. Blanks went on to successfully graduate Magna Cum Laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. In 2013, Blanks received the Alumni Award from the Board of Trustees for outstanding achievements and contributions to the arts and culture. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when each shot is the perfect pairing of your image & the undeniable vision of a creative like Derek Blanks, they often render you speechless.