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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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News

02

Jul

The Red “Peri-Peri” Devil’s

  • By Jonathan Banks

On Saturday 4 July, there will be a series of lockdown-easing measures that mean restaurants can reopen to the public. Some will be opening their doors & others will continue to supply click & collect plus delivery.

In celebration of this I wanted to showcase the new Nando’s in Manchester White City retail park which I photographed. Nando’s boasts 5 restaurants in Manchester, with the White City location being a stones throw away from Old Trafford.

Previously home to a Pizza Hut the location has been miraculously transformed by Fusion dna.  The exterior is unrecognisable from its former self. Angular wooden slat screens adorn the front of the building with wooden cladding & a feature rusted metal panelled wall at the rear.

The restaurant is a lesson in “how to design for both day & night” with the exterior changing as the sun goes down to stand out and welcome its guests.

Inside is a splendour of Nando’s colours, patterns, textures, and materials. Notable features are a set of three seating booths with wooden slat dividers and a full Monty tree; wall coverings ranging from rusted metal panels to spectacular tiles; bespoke wooden furniture and lighting; and dynamic bright green metal dividers.