Before christmas me and the lovely Carianne Moore held an exhibition to launch the pictures from our recent collaboration...
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 forsupplying the night with Disco.
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!
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! http://www.thestudioinpalace.com/
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 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!
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.
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
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