David John Blanks



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About me

You know how it is, friends and family all say wow great picture, but you just assume they would say that. I've been taking photos for as long as I can remember, but never really believing in my ability. I'd worked as an Engineer, then a Carpenter and although I enjoyed these jobs, there was always something missing. In 2010 i was presented with the opportunity to change that and returned to education, looking to strengthen and push my photography skills with the view to start freelancing. During the time at college, it was suggested by the tutors that i take this even further and attend University. Although quite a daunting prospect, it was one I took and with hindsight something I should have done a lot sooner. Being in an environment alongside so many talented people, constantly pushed me, not only to improve my skills, but to expand my photographic comfort zone to a point where I am now not only confident in my abilities, but happy to shoot any style or genre. Although currently based in beautiful Falmouth, Cornwall, i'm happy to travel and would welcome any enquires. (particularly from California or the Caribbean). Thanks for reading this and please visit my website for further info and images. www.eclectiveimages.com Kind regards David


  • Art Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Photojournalism
  • Picture Editing
  • Retouching
  • Documentary
  • Editorial
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Landscape Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Music Performance Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Portrait Photograpphy

Work history



David J Blanks Photography

Sep 2012
  • Independent Photographer



B .a (hons) Press Editorial Photography

Falmouth University

Aug 2012 - May 2015
  • Photography


BTEC Commercial Photography

College of West Anglia

Aug 2010 - May 2012
  • Photography



Photographer of the Year

  • Falmouth University Press & Editorial Photography Degree Award judged by Roger Tooth (The Guardian)


Sports single image of the Year

  • Falmouth University Press & Editorial Photography Degree Award judged by Adrian Dennis (AFP)


Photography student of the Year

  • College of West Anglia student Awards