NORBERT BLANK

30 years of discovery, experience and passion of visual documentation of life

 

outdoor - business - people 

automotive - sports - nature

fashion - travel - products

live reports - multimedia - movie

social responsibility - cross cultural understanding

 

 

 

Norbert Blank has taken the plunge successfully from a permanent employee as mechanical engineer into the independence more than fifteen years ago: In a for him totally new, highly competitive occupational field: photography, film productions and whitewater kayak.

He has still kept his fascination of the work as an engineer. Due to a lot of challenges and additional qualifications he could develop his personal competencies extensively:
 
As trainer and consultant, photo journalist, author, kayak and kitesurf instructor, outdoor education teacher and in multimedia while setting up and managing his own business.
 
In this context worldwide, complex projects gave him the courage, the confidence and the experience to solve complicated problems with creative solutions and successfully complete with partners from different cultures.
 
 

my academic studies and trainings

Mechanical engineer (TU Munich), kayak instructor and kayak instructor supervisior (BVKanu, VDKS), kitesurf instructor (VDWS), outdoor trainer and adventure educator (Outward Bound), photo journalist, movie maker, adventurer, writer, keynote speaker and father of the most wonderful girl in this world.
 
 

my most important jobs, photo shootings, awards, movies, adventures and events:

 

2017

Finishing VDWS KiteSurf Instructor training

Brasil: Kitesurf Safari

Grand Canyon USA: 12 days kayak trip

2016

Marocco: kayak adventure 

Greece: sea and whitewater kayak

Ecuador: photo shooting tropical kayak calendar

2015    

Grand Canyon USA: 12 days kayak trip

Kyrgyzstan: foto and movie production ski adventure horse powder

Greece: sea and whitewater kayak

2014

Southern Europe: kitesurf adventure tour

"Kanu Bayern": book turns up in 3. edition

2013

Colombia: whitewater kayak adventure

2011

Himalaya: photo shooting "Exped" catalogue

2010

Selvaggio Blu: photo shooting "Exped" catalogue

2009

Ecuador: photo shooting "Exped" catalogue

"Sparkasse Bamberg": photo shooting buisness report

"Kanu Bayern": book turns up in 2. edition

2008

"Sparkasse Bamberg": photo shooting buisness report

Volkswagen Experience Sweden: "Ice drive" on frozen lakes with race legend "Hans-Joachim Stuck"

2007

Reportage about Arabia and Persia

2006

Russia, China, Mongolia, Tibet: "Volkswagen Experience" Tour Wolfsburg Beijing Lhasa

Ecuador: managing sponsoring project of "Steiner Binoculars"

Europe: photographie of "Life" youth welfare calendar

2005

"Kanu Basic", "Kanu Bayern": publication of two new books

Ecuador: photo shooting nature birdwatching "Steiner Binoculars"

Kyrgyzstan Europe: photographie of "Life" youth welfare calendar

2004

Germany: online publication of "Steiner Nature College"

Europe: photographie of "Life" youth welfare calendar

2003

"National Geographic": award in 50 best adventures worldwide

Europe: photographie of "Life" youth welfare calendar

Yasuni Nationalpark: photo shooting for "Steiner Binoculars"

2002

Marocco: outdoor adventure with family and kids in north africa

"Festival Horizonte": startup of the new multi media travel festival

2001

Greece: living a winter in the south

Jacobs Maxwell: online publication of "Maxwell Outdoor Trip Collector"

Caribbean: whitewater kayak expedition hispaniola

2000

Ecuador: whitewater kayak expedition amazonas

1999

"El Mundo" Festival Austria: best adventure award for my live report "Ein Jahr-Drei Räder"

1998

Ghana: traveling in the heart of Afrika

"Fränkische i-Tüpfäla": publication of my first book

1995

Latin America : one year on a motorbike with sidecar crossing the continent

1991

Algeria: crossing sahara desert on motorbike

1988

Yugoslawia Greece Turkey: on road with an old BMW motorbike

since 1985

Europe Asia Caribbean: lots of backpacking

1965

born