MIKE BANKS                                                   | +61 400110203 | mike@artefotografica.com.au |

            

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Awards

Bronze Award Open Category 2016 International Loupe Awards for "Haute Route"

Silver Award Open Category 2015 Epson International Pano Awards for "Veil of Winter"

Gold Award Open Category 2014 Epson International Pano Awards for "Coogee Dusk" 6th Place Overall

Silver Award Open Category 2013 Epson International Pano Awards for "Coogee Dawn"

Bronze Award Open Category 2014 International Loupe Awards for "Coogee Dusk"

Bronze Award Open Category 2014 International Loupe Awards for "Col de L'Eveque"

Bronze Award Open Category 2013 International Loupe Awards for "Coogee Dawn"

Bronze Award Open Category 2013 Epson International Pano Awards for "First Light at Seaman's Hut"

Bronze Award Open Category 2013 Epson International Pano Awards for "Anzac Bridge"

Bronze Award Open Category 2013 Epson International Pano Awards for "Mahon Pool"

Bronze Award Open Category 2013 Epson International Pano Awards for "Coogee Baths"

Bronze Award Amateur Category 2012 Epson International Pano Awards for "Seaman's Hut"

Bronze Award Amateur Category 2012 Epson International Pano Awards for "Kosciuszko Light"

 

Artist Statement

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see" - Edgar Degas

I am focused on crafting images which are both technically excellent and artistically beautiful. My photography explores the art in the world, both the simple and chaotic, in close details and at a distance. My working philosophy as an artist is all about commitment to the craft. I wake up every morning with excited anticipation of breathtaking images that may lay ahead.  

I have an affinity with wild places where both the solitude and desire to capture the beauty of nature draw me back time and time again. The thirst for adventure within me led to travelling the world with my camera to record exotic locations and capture the essence of the people that live there. I have brought the candid, documentary approach, honed while travelling, to my wedding photography. I love telling the story of someones special day in a natural and unobtrusive way which leads to the capture of unique moments.   

My photography attempts to portray the emotions I felt to the viewer at the place and time I pressed the shutter. If my fine art photographs can transport you to that moment by stirring these emotions in you then I have gone someway to achieving my vision.

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1987 Nepal

 

Biography

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I…. I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost

Mike Banks is an award winning photographer holding professional accreditation with the AIPP. He has more than 20 years’ experience in a wide variety of photographic settings and resides in Sydney, Australia. His love of photography from an early age led to work in travel, real estate, wedding and portrait photography, while capturing the beauty of natural landscapes in his personal work. 

Mike's adventurous spirit has taken him all over the world to far flung places. He enjoys journeys that explore spectacular landscapes and interact with fascinating cultures.

Mike’s passion for the art of photography drives him in the quest to capture scenes that evoke curiosity and wonder. Always willing to take the road less travelled, both literally and artistically,  Mike endeavours to record unusual, eye-catching images that intrigue and inspire. He uses both digital and film image capture and post-production workflow through Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to portray his personal vision.