January 7, 2012
Before christmas me and the lovely Carianne Moore held an exhibition to launch 
the pictures from our recent collaboration...

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The private view was a huge success, thanks to everyone who came down,
thanks to theprintspace for providing the prints, BLOC for hosting the exhibition
ICN for the delicious japanese food, Miguel Alvarez for taking the wonderful pictures
on the night, and Josh Quinton & Alpha Deluxe for
supplying the night with Disco.

Facebook search: Josh Quinton & Alpha Deluxe






i-D Magazine

January 6, 2012
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Last year I shot a series of portraits for i-D, the project was called 
'This is How We Do It' and showcased 6 talents under the age of 20.
I was also featured in the series....

Read about the project here...


Click here to see my full interview...


And here is the link to see the full series...





September 23, 2011
Just did a little interview with the Lovely Sofi Donuts and Eliza Rose more for their blog...

Read it here http://www.sofidonuts.com/2011/09/19/sofidonuts-meets-louie-banks/

And here are a couple of others from the past



September 21, 2011
Here are a few collections I have shot recently...

I shot Dr Noki's AW11 collection, Noki Noir...

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Model: Dudley @ Next

I shot Carianne Moore's AW11 collection...

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I also shot my beautiful friend Coco Fennell's SS11 campaign and lookbook.
Click here to see her full collection, you must buy one of the dresses, the are stunning!

Makeup: Lucy Wearing 
Hair: Sami Knight 
Model: Mimi Wade


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September 21, 2011

I have worked with a huge about of people on teams, some very impressive ones at that, butI would like to introduce a few talented Makeup artists and Hairstylists I work with that really stand out from the crowd, and if you dont know who are already, you really should!

The first is my wonderful friend and Makeup artist Lucy Wearing, I work with lucy on most of my shoots and you really should check her out! Lucy and her boyfriend also run a photography The Studio in the Palace which I shoot in regularly. 

Second is Sami Knight, a Hairstylist who specialises in incredible vintage doo's from sleek waves to huge bouffants, I work with Sami on every shoot possible!

I recently worked with Louis Bryrne and he produced amazing results, it seems he's full of creative ideas!

Last but not least is Makeup artist Lucy Bridge, I have worked with Lucy once or twice but would love to work with her far more than that! 


Recent Editorials

September 20, 2011
Here is a shot from an editorial for L'Oreal / Disorder Magazine


 To see more from this shoot check out the Beauty section of my website

Stylist: Emily Rajch
Stylist Assistant: Kelly Thomas
MUA: Michelle Webb
Nails: Lea James
Hairstylist Herman Ho for L'Oreal
Shot at Wonderland Studios.

and here are a couple of stills of the shoot in action!



Me and my homegurl Georgie Hobday

I have done a few shoots for Super Super, two of which also have Georgie Hobday in, here is an outtake from one, which is to be published in the next issue, another one that is published can be seen in the 'Tear Sheets' section of my website.


 Here is a shot of me shooting the other model from the day Phillipa @Models1


Another editorial I shot was a vintage beauty story for M magazine, here is one of the shots with one of the models Rory @Profile

Hair: Sami Knight 
MUA: Michelle Webb
Models: Rory, Jenny and Bria all @Profile
Thanks to studio in the palace for letting us shoot in your beautiful space!


Below is a shot from a recent shoot I did of musician Jodie Conner for FHM shot in All Star Lanes on Brick Lane


Im sure there are plenty more which either haven't been published or I've forgotten about!


Elin Amos and Georgie Hobday

September 20, 2011
Elin Amos my best friend and favourite model, has been telling me off for how little I blog and keep everyone updated, so now I am going to do some serious blogging and try and squeeze in as much as I can remember that I have done recently!

Whilst Im on the subject of Elin I would just like to congratulate her on how well she is doing at the minute, she has been signed to Profile and had spent the last few weeks walking for New York and London Fashion Week!

Here she is in action at New York Fashion Week...

Here she is at the Teen Vogue Show....


Here she is strutting her stuff for ASHISH...


And John Rocha...


 And if I'm congratulating my favourite models I should probably fit in a space for the wonderful Georgie Hobday who if you haven't heard me talk about then you just dont know me well enough....

Georgie is also signed to Profile now and has been doing some seriously incredible shoot with some incredible clients!

Here she is in a stunning new shot...


And here she is as the face of Illamasqua!!!!! SERIOUSLY!


So, congratulations to two of may favourite people

Im welling up with pride... Please don't forget me!


Mimi for SuperSuper Magazine

April 15, 2011

 Super Super Mimi 2

Hair and MUA: Theresa Davies
Model: Mimi Wade
Photography and Styling: Me


Alex Sim-Wise for Front

March 15, 2011

Shop 123

December 2, 2010

Shop 123

I am now working with Shop 123 shooting their collections each month...

Read about 123 here


or here


Model: Elin amos
MUA: Lucy Bridge
Hair: Sami Knight


Japanese Horror

November 21, 2010
J Horror

The mighty Elin for Tokyo based Duff Magazine.

To see the rest of the editorial visit my 'Fashion/Editorial' esction.

Model: Elin Amos
Hair: Ciara McCarthy
Make Up: Joseph Harwood
Styling: Stevi Jelbart
Assistant: Joel Pankiewicz


Front Mag

November 19, 2010
An outtake from an Editorial I shot a while back with Arabella Drummond for Front Magazine



To see the rest, visit 'Tear Sheets'

Georgie Hobday Editorial

September 5, 2010
I recently shot an editorial with the stunner that is Georgie Hobday, you may recognize her from my shoot for YO!Sushi. 

Anyway its part of a new direction im taking which involves alot more shoots on film as it is so much more beautifull than digital.

Here are some outtakes from the shoot.




To see the full editorial check out the editorial section.



Fatboy Slim + Hervé

September 5, 2010
Back in may I shot an editorial with Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim)... Here is my faverite shot from the shoot.


So after this shoot, his record company commissioned me to shoot Norm again but this time with Hervé for the release of their new track together, "Machines Can Do The Work".

Here is the final image.


Rachel Poulter

September 5, 2010
Earlier in the year I was commissioned to shoot a few of the individual collections from the look book I shot for the Fashion Graduates of Brighton University, luckily Rachel Poulter's collections was one of them. I love this girls work and you will deffinately see some collaborations in the future. Check out the editorial section to see the rest of her incredible work.




April 24, 2010

Brighton University commissioned me to shoot the Lookbook for the end of term exhebition, so we spent two days shooting 60 fashion students' final pieces....

Here is my faverite shot from the two days, the outfit is by an incredible student named Rachel Poulter....

To commission me, go to the about section and click email Louie





April 24, 2010

So for those of you who dont know, YO!Sushi and I are now working together....

The original shot....




Jodie Harsh

April 15, 2010

Recently I shot Jodie Harsh, DJ,presenter, socialite...

Here is some 'behind the scene action' taken on my little point and shoot camera/diary...


To see the shots from the shoot check out the Editorial section....


Ultra-Violet Shoot

March 15, 2010


Part of a new editorial by Emma Sandham-King and I, shot for Gang Up Magazine... The rest will be in the next issue of Gang Up at the end of the month.... The model here is Elin Amos and there where five others involved. As always Emma was amazing and made all the garments out of paper... which will be more impressive when you see the rest! 

It was lit with an Ultra Violet light and UV Make Up... all on camera none of the effects are photoshop... innit 

Photography: Me Styling: 
Emma Sandham-King 
Make Up: Bebe Newson 
Hair: Lauren Thwaites 
Location: Garage Studios  

P.S. just got a Twatter account so follow me if you are also a Twat... twitter.com/LouieBanks and the pic is much bigger on there



March 9, 2010

 I did the Naughty and Joined Twatter


Go follow me I guess!