About - Jaybles Photography


My name is Joe Byrum and the images that you see here are my view of the world. I’ll shoot anything, but my favorite subjects are the things I love most- big game fishing, surfing, landscapes and wildlife. I grew up in the small town of Sunbury, North Carolina where the outdoors were a huge part of my life. My dad and granddad introduced me to the world of offshore fishing when I was about 10 years old and I’ve been hooked ever since. I went to college at East Carolina University where I graduated with a degree in Journalism and Media Production. After college I moved to Wrightsville Beach, NC and spent the next 6 years working in the film industry. I was fortunate enough to be a part of some amazing crews on projects that include Iron Man 3, The Conjuring, Tammy, and TV’s Sleepy Hollow. In 2016, with an itch to get back out on the water full time, I took an opportunity to team up with Capt. Chris Donato and Grander Marlin Sportfishing in Kona, Hawaii to chase giant marlin, in some of the calmest waters and one of the most consistent fisheries on the planet. I’m lucky to be able to capture the images of this experience, as well as the landscapes, people, and wildlife that I come across in my travels to share with you. I also hope that the pictures you see here inspire you to get out and see the world, to try something new, or to follow your own passion. All the images you see on this site are available for purchase. I’m also available for private and commercial shoots, so contact me at jayblesphotography@gmail.com if you’ve got a project you’d like to team up on. And if you’re interested in fishing with us Kona, and having me photograph your trip, shoot me an email and I’d be glad to give you more information and hook you up with some special rates. Mahalo for checking out my work and Aloha!

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