Stats: 26, 5'11", 145lbs
Find him at: MySpace
First off, what are you wearing as we do this interview (at 10am)?
Haha -- a dress shirt and jeans.
How long have you been working overnights? What do you do?
I hate it -- but it has its perks though. I've been working overnights since June 2007, and I am a clinician at a behavioral health unit, working with drug and alcohol patients.
What are some of the perks?
The perks are mainly that patients are usually asleep. Also, I get to see people get better and off the drugs -- or get back on their meds if they are just mainly behavioral health patients. Hopefully, I can watch them walk out a new and improved person.
Do you find that your friends sometimes change behavior around you specifically? Like... they'll order that third cocktail and then wave it off?
Oh no, nobody cares and I am not going to be like "hey, no more for you."
You're an overnighter like I am -- when do you sleep?
Well, I sleep usually around 10 or 11, depending on how tired I am and sleep till 5. But, on Fridays, I mainly just take a nap and so I can sleep "normally" at night.
What does Justin do when he's not working or sleeping?
I enjoy outdoor activities.... swimming, camping, hiking, riding my mountian bike, ice skating. I also enjoy looking at art, photography, and even producing my own photography as well.
We'll get back to the outdoors in a second -- the photos we're showing here -- were ones you shot of yourself?
Yes, all done by me!
How challenging is it to take photographs of yourself?
Depends on what you want to do. I don't have a trigger for the shutter, so I have to set the camera up with the tripod, and find where I am going to be, set the timer, get into position and pose and then run over to check and make sure it turned out the way I wanted.... otherwise, delete and redo.
With the black and whites I wanted it to look different -- I actually set it up on a table so I had the camera shooting from above.... I loved how they turned out.
Is photography something you're interested in pursuing more? A hobby?
I do love it and would love to learn more and get better -- right now it is mainly just a hobby.
Let's say you had a weekend free and could go to any outdoorsy location around. Where are some fun outdoor locations / events around Pittsburgh?
I love the Three Rivers. There are tons of parks to go to. Some of the mountains, like Laural Hill are very pretty... that is near 7 Springs Ski Resorts.... Pittsburgh has it all!
Pittsburgh also has a theme park, right?
An amusement park where I kind of work -- Kennywood Amuesment Park. I used to manage rides, but now I just manage a haunted attraction during their fright nights with about 40 actors.
Do you get to dress up?
I don't... I used to, now I just have to manage. My assistants get to dress up.
What do you like to ride?
Roller coasters and anything that is a thrill -- I'll ride it all!
On a roller coaster... does Justin ride in the front? Middle? Back?
It depends on the ride. for me, it is either the front or the back.
What's on Justin's playlists right now?
My iPod is playing the new album from Shiny Toy Guns -- it's called Season of Poison. There's also some techno and some Ccoldplay.
The only main TV show that I can't miss is "ER". I've been hooked since the first season.
What's the one thing a guy can do that will get Justin's attention?
For me, it is the personality of a person. If they can make me laugh, they win me over.
I guess I can come off as shy, but once someone gets to know me, then I am open and having a good time.
What would your Mom think about you being featured on HDJ?
She would prob just laugh and shake her head.