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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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Technology

20

Jul

Digital Art Podcast

  • By Jonathan Banks

I was the guest speaker on the “Digital Artist” podcast on Wednesday July 20th 2022. I was joined by Andrew Kavanagh, the founder of Digital Artist and host for the talk, and Jack Savage of the Influx Gallery. My work features on the Influx Gallery website.

It was great to have an informal chat about my work and career although I do seem to ramble on for some time in the end! Jack and Andrew were awesome. The footage of the podcast is now available on YouTube –

15

Jul

Microsoft’s “Eedi” AI Math tutoring service

  • By Jonathan Banks

Students have had a tough time lately with Covid related disruptions. I was assigned by Microsoft to photograph “Eedi”, their AI online math tutoring service.

I spent the morning with Eithne and her family in Chorley, photographing Eithne using the math tutoring service both in the house and on the move in the car.

Newly enrolled students on Eedi are asked to take a dynamic quiz of 10 multiple choice diagnostic questions that the service uses to learn where students struggle most in math. This information allows the service to place students on a learning pathway to overcome those specific obstacles, or misconceptions.

The dynamic quiz is powered by AI developed by researchers at the Microsoft Research Lab in Cambridge, United Kingdom, who specialize in machine learning algorithms that help people make decisions. 

The AI uses each answer to predict the probability the student will correctly answer each of thousands of other possible next questions and then weighs those probabilities to decide what question to ask next to pinpoint knowledge gaps.

To read more about this project check out

https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/eedi-online-math-quiz/

17

Jun

LinkedIn Headquarters

  • By Jonathan Banks

​When LinkedIn decided to move their London headquarters from Oxford Circus to Farringdon, they worked with architects Gensler to convert the former offices of the Guardian into a space that is focussed on the use and enjoyment of their staff.

I was commissioned to photograph and capture the design of the space, to show the auditorium, open plan desking, meeting rooms, phone booth pods, executive offices and break out area.

The seven-storey building, “The Ray Farringdon” is a former RIBA Stirling Prize winner (2015) which was originally designed by AHMM Partners.

The building benefits from reflective windows that allow sunlight to fill the interior space with natural light. The natural light was a key factor of the office colour scheme set out by both LinkedIn and McLaren.

Exposed services, acoustic baffles, and slatted timber ceilings feature throughout. The state-of-the-art, practical partitioning by Optima Systems has a high acoustic rating and illuminates natural light across the entire floor.

Gensler, along with Project Managers, Gardiner+Theobald and fit out company, QOB, have created a vibrant and engaging work environment perfectly adapted to futureproof the safety and wellbeing of their staff while boasting an interior scheme and tech capabilities worthy of a global giant at the heart of 'Tech City.'

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27

May

Microsoft AI NHS build

  • By Jonathan Banks

For my latest Microsoft assignment, I travelled to Northumbria to photograph Justin Green and Mike Reed, two NHS orthopedic surgeons who are using Azure AI to spot patients facing increased risks during surgery.

More than 6 million people in England are waiting for treatment by the National Health Service. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this situation worse, with staff shortages and the suspension of non-urgent operations resulting in another 2.3 million people being added to waiting lists since May 2020.

Justin and Mike are exploring how AI could help reduce waiting times, support recommendations from healthcare teams and provide patients with better information so they can make more informed decisions about their own care. The AI model is hosted in Microsoft’s Azure cloud and uses the Responsible AI dashboard in Azure Machine Learning, so that medical professionals are given a clearer understanding of why the AI has reached its conclusions.

Patients might not notice the changes when they visit a hospital or their GP, but they could soon be benefitting from a more personalized and informative care experience.

To read the full article check out

https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/features/two-nhs-surgeons-are-using-azure-ai-to-spot-patients-facing-increased-risks-during-surgery/

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