Derek Blanks welcomes his 40th birthday ‘Casino Royale’ style
World-renowned celebrity photographer Derek Blanks’ exclusive 40th birthday bash welcomed over 300 celebrities and influencers on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, to The Havana Club located in Atlanta’s Buckhead community. Model Tocarra Martin and Vena E. hosted the Casino Royale-themed event.
Blanks wore a cranberry tuxedo jacket with a satin shawl lapel and vest with an oversized velour dark-colored bowtie. The event featured performances by Grammy Award-winning singer Fantasia and platinum-selling singer Vivian Green, and appearances by celebrity wardrobe stylist Ryan Christopher, actress Terri Vaughn, reality TV’s Kroy Biermann and Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Karlie Redd and DJ Traci Steele.
Blanks has photographed some of the world’s most admired celebrities, including Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monae and Steve Harvey.