Louie Banks


Location: London (mostly)
Website: www.louiebanks.com

Fashion and portrait photographer, and part time performer.

I have shot faces such as Kelis, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Daisy Lowe, La Roux, Patrick Wolf, Pam Hogg, Iggy Azalea, Kreashawn, Jaime Winstone, Daniel Radcliffe, with campaigns shot for Citroen, YO!Sushi and clients that include i-D Magazine, Schon Magazine, Fault Magazine, Paper Magazine, Idol Magazine and work featured in Elle, Vogue and more

I have also shot campaigns for, and am involved in a few major charity campaigns, such as Save The Tigers, and National Aids Trust

My career is photography, but I also dedicate a lot of time to performing with LGBT group 'Sink The Pink', dancing, performing, teaching and inspiring the east london gay community, every month in Bethnal Green, as well as traveling around the country and oversea's to be involved with performance's, events, exhibitions and major festivals.


I recently did a retrospective of portraits of performer, promoter and musical friends of mine that was displayed in various venues and gallery's and was auctioned off as part of 'London Pride', I have another similar project coming up in Lime Wharf (Vyner Street) which will display a series of portraits of Trans Performers around London, this is due to be exhibited in December

I was involved with the opening even for london pride this year, the 'Sink The Pink Summer Ball'. I performed in four numbers as well as helped creatively direct and promote this successful event. We are having the 'Sink The Pink Winter Ball' in December!

This month I performed in 'Chrisis Festival' in paris, in Rue Di Ravolli, with a group of London and a group of Parisian LGBT performers

I have done private talks at numerous Gallery's and Studio's... involving displays of my work and Q&A's.

In 2012 I had an exhibition displaying a series of photographs which where a collaboration with London Designer 'Carrianne Moore' using one muse as the subject for the whole expo.