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    “Jonathan   has   photographed International Alert’s work in three different   continents.   He   always becomes part of the team, needs a minimum amount of support and delivers  stunning  images  which convey a real sense of humanity.”

Phil Vernon
Director of Programmes
International Alert

“Having known Jonathan
professionally for over 15 yrs
I’ve witnessed first-hand his
photographic practice grow and
mature. He’s developed a unique
style, and is comfortable creating
a portrait of a celebrity as he is
producing a reportage portfolio
on an important social issue.”
Simon Roberts
Photographer

 

 

“Quality photography is absolutely essential to our brand. It’s who we are, what we do and the impact we have on the world. And that means working with a photographer like Jonathan, who understands what we are trying to achieve with our work.”
Thom Mckay
Director of Communications
RTKL Associates

“Jonathan has been a pleasure    to work  with,  professional, well    organised, creative and always       delivering to the brief. Considering    the breadth of topics we have asked him to work on around the world,      he has also shown himself to be
recourceful and flexible.”
Judith Batchelar OBE
Director of Own Brand
Sainsbury’s

“Jonathan has travelled to
Intergen’s power plants in Mexico,
Australia and Europe, consistently
producing high quality photography.
Intergen’s values are all about a
high-quality work force which
we consider him a part of.”
Mark Somerset
Vice President
Intergen Europe

“Jonathan has portrayed the
work I do with young people in
the most appropriate and sensitive
way. He communicates exceptionally
well, making people feel comfortable
even in the most demanding
situations. Jonathan takes time to
understand the ethos & values of
the organisation & then works
within them.”
Wendy Solesbury MBE
British Red Cross

“We work with photographers that try to capture the essence of our work and  reflect  our  company  values  in terms of design. Jonathan produces excellent  results  every  time  with creative flair. He is highly professional to work with as well as personable.”
Sean Collins & James Felstead
Directors of CGL Architects.

“We’ve worked with Jonathan on
a variety of creative assignments.
He’s always a pleasure to work with,
whether photographing senior
management, documenting our own
marketing events or undertaking
important client work with the likes
of Emirates. He gets the brief & rolls
his sleeves up to get the best
shots with minimum fuss.”
Richard Kanareck M.D.
Fleishman Hillard

 
“Whether on a farm in East
Africa, a Trawler in the Atlantic
or a Royal Palace in London,
Jonathan consistently delivers
photography that makes us look
good to our clients.”
Paul Campbell – Director
Purple Patch Group

” Jonathan  worked  with  DelAgua   for several weeks in rural Rwanda photographing our “Tebho Neza” programme. He was adaptable, resourceful, dependable, practical and talented. He took our brief and supplied an award winning version, which has helped us communicate our work to an international audience.”                                             Evan Thomas, C.O.O.                                 DelAgua

“Jonathan Banks has captured the faces of different people that vividly represent the human side of the conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh where each individual remains above all a human being with his or her right to be what they are, wherever they live, with dignity and in peace. ”
EU Ambassador in Yerevan

“I have worked with Jonathan on
power plants in security impaired
areas. He always communicated
very closely with the site staff and
regional offices to ensure his work
was done safely and timely. It is
hard to concieve that the pictures
could be anything more than
informative, however Jonathan
has brought beauty and design
to the images.” Frank Thiel
Quezon Power

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News

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Sep

Portraits of Microsoft computer scientists and researchers working to “solve cancer”

I was recently challenged to photograph for a feature about how Microsoft are applying their computer research, for system design to quantum computing and data visualization, to solve one of the most complex and deadly challenges humans face: Cancer. We decided to photograph a series ...read more

19

Sep

FLOS lighting at the Atrium Showroom

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. Last year I was commissioned to photograph “A celebration of FLOS Lighting” at the Atrium ...read more

17

Aug

Photographing Carey Mulligan and Jeremy Hunt at Heathrow for the Alzheimer’s Society

I recently photographed Oscar nominated Carey Mulligan’s appointment as the first ever UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador by the Alzheimer’s Society and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at Heathrow Airport. I had to contend with the usual challenges plus airport security and deafening noise from the ...read more

29

Jun

The future is in our hands – Microsoft’s gesture research

I recently worked with Microsoft News and Allison Linn, photographing Microsoft’s’ gesture technology’ at their research Lab in Cambridge. Microsoft researchers are looking at a number of ways in which technology can start to recognize detailed hand motion — and engineers can put those breakthroughs ...read more

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About


Bio

Jonathan Banks studied under the prolific artist John Blakemore, and graduated from the University of Derby with a BA honours in Photographic Studies. He cut his teeth in editorial photography freelancing for The Daily Telegraph and various agencies. With a change in the market Jonathan diversified into photographing for corporate clients but maintained a hand in the editorial market by supplying a number of international magazines. Jonathan has always worked with NGOs both in the U.K. and abroad. He is a British Red Cross volunteer and has exhibited work in support of International Alert. Jonathan currently works with a stable of blue chip clients, NGOs and architects providing a range of photographic and film services. Jonathan lives in Kent with his wife and two sons.


Work

I have photographed in over 50 different countries, documenting subjects as diverse as mask dancing festivals in Burkina Faso, the effects of the Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine and the aftermath of 9/11 in New York. My international experience includes working in security impaired areas, where my communication skills and sensitivity allow me to capture subjects in the most challenging situations. Combined with my creativity and technical knowhow, this enables me to deliver award-winning images. I am passionate about my work and embrace the challenges of collaborating with global corporations, magazines and NGOs alike. Every assignment is different, and, as such, is approached uniquely. I am always on the lookout for new creative partnerships.

 


Achievements

Jonathan Banks is an award-winning photographer with over 20 years experience in commercial and media photography. His work has appeared in international magazines including – The Sunday Times, Vanity Fair and Le Figaro. Jonathan has exhibited several bodies of work as a solo artist, as well as in conjunction with other photographers in the UK and abroad. These have ranged from – personal projects to editorial assignments and photographs supporting various charities. In addition, Jonathan’s photographs have been published in several books. For information on upcoming events and exhibitions please subscribe to “Insight” via the contact page. Jonathan’s awards include – Foto8 , World In FocusTravel Photographer of the Year and Humanity Photo Awards. See link below for more.

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Contact

Photobanks Ltd. Office
13 Southfield Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN4 9UH
+44 (0) 778 7514185
jonathan@photo-banks.com
contactSkype  jonathan.banks



 

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