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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
"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 of Purple Patch Group
"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.COM
"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 resourceful and flexible. "
Judith Batchelar,
Director of Sainsbury's Brand
"Jonathan has travelled to Intergen's power plants in Mexico, Australia and Europe and produces consistently high quality photography. Intergen's values are all about a high-quality work force for which we consider him part of. "
Mark Somerset,
Vice President
InterGen Europe
"Waiting on a quote from the British Red Cross "
Wendy Solesbury MBE
Youth Development Manager, 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.
"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 of Purple Patch Group
"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 resourceful and flexible. "
Judith Batchelar,
Director of Sainsbury's Brand
"Waiting on a quote from the British Red Cross "
Wendy Solesbury MBE
Youth Development Manager, British Red Cross
"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
"Jonathan has travelled to Intergen's power plants in Mexico, Australia and Europe and produces consistently high quality photography. Intergen's values are all about a high-quality work force for which we consider him part of. "
Mark Somerset
Vice President, InterGen Europe
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Editorial

04

Jan

Featured in arc Magazine

  • By Jonathan Banks

Dec / Jan 2020/21 Issue of arc Magazine

My photography is featured in the Spotlight section of the latest arc Magazine, the international magazine for lighting in architecture.

I photographed the award winning ICON Outlet centre at the O2 in London for CallisonRTKL who worked alongside Hoare Lea.

The design focuses on the creation of two unique retail experiences – the Petals and the Clouds – to correspond with the leasing strategy and the character of the space they occupy. The ceiling treatments within these spaces are a unique feature to the site, designed to create a sense of light, space and tranquillity. Clever use of LED lighting enables the tone and look and feel of the development to shift depending on the time of day.

The success of a mixed-use project hinges on activity. The more people are walking around, using the space, and engaging with it, the more it creates an inclusive atmosphere and people want to be there. Creating spaces where communities can come together, alongside major entertainment destinations would ensure that the district will never ‘go dark’ and the different zones will offer varied, engaging experiences for visitors any day of the week.

I also have an advert in the magazine.

arc Magazine

CallisonRTKL

Hoare Lea

03

Dec

I need your vote – Shortlisted for the BPA

  • By Jonathan Banks

I need your vote! I have been shortlisted for the prestigious British Photography Awards in two categories – “Documentary” and “Commercial Product”, with the second round of judging being based on a public vote combined with a judging panel.

I would be grateful if you could place your vote for both of my pictures. All it requires is a click on the link below and then a click on the vote button and you’re done!

https://www.britishphotographyawards.org/2021-shortlist/documentary/programmable-biology/dcbae6b7-565a-4f51-8838-8f4bf47baf15

https://www.britishphotographyawards.org/2021-shortlist/commercial-product/i-made-this-for-you-vashi/3e346211-33c5-42f3-8c12-a166a72acf82

The BPA run an open, responsible competition aimed at celebrating photographic talent from all British and British-based photographers. They work with a range of UK charities to operate a non-profit competition cashflow and they keep this completely ring-fenced from the rest of the business finance. This is integral to their model. Together they aim to use the massive power of photography to do real good in the world.

My pictures are in support of “Surfers Against Sewage” and “Doctors without Borders”.

Thanks and please share to as many people as possible.

Awarding Excellence in British Photography | British Photography Awards

02

Dec

Featured in the Sunday Times

  • By Jonathan Banks

The Sunday Times ran a feature on Project Natick at the weekend, with my photography.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/silicon-valleys-dirty-data-centre-secret-carbon-kx0x8g3jm

Project Natick is Microsoft’s research into the feasibility of an underwater datacentre

https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/project-natick-underwater-datacenter/

A sealed vessel on the ocean floor does not have any of the issues that the equivalent land datacenter does, with corrosion from oxygen and humidity, temperature fluctuations, and bumps plus jostles from technicians who monitor and replace broken components.

Project Natick also supports Microsoft’s sustainability goals with the vessel in Orkney consuming no water for cooling and being powered by renewable energy sources.

Photobanks was assigned to photograph, film and drone the retrieval of the underwater vessel.

10

Nov

15TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS

  • By Jonathan Banks

I was presented with the 15th Annual Black and White Spider Awards honourable mention in two categories at this year’s Winners PhotoShow, receiving the official email today.

The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world's premier event for black and white photography.

Bernardino Castro, Director at Portuguese Center of Photography (CPF), Porto said "The amazing quality of the images in the competition made it very difficult to select the winners. I would like to reinforce the relevance and impact of Black & White Spider Awards as a mobilizing agent in promoting the production and dissemination of excellent photography at an international level."

"It's an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,378 entries from 69 countries we received this year" said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director.

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honouring excellence in black and white photography. www.thespiderawards.com

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