I'm both a marine mammal biologist and photographer, splitting my time between headshot/dance/ portrait photography and a life at sea. 

Over the years, my photography has gradually become more portrait based, focusing on dancers and performers, providing them with high quality headshots and portfolio images.  Having my fiancee, who is a dancer and choreographer, working with me as my assistant means that we have a genuine understanding of what makes a beautiful dance image or headshot.

Im based in Brighton, East Sussex after spending a few years in London. Prior to this, I was based at the Sea Mammal Research Unit in St Andrews, Scotland where I wrote my PhD on East African humpback whale migration. As part of my PhD I spent many months in South Africa and Mozambique conducting my fieldwork which included photographing as many whales as possible to help identify their movements and population structure. This led to my great love of photography and over the past few years it has become a predominant part of my life.  

I have been lucky enough to have images published in high profile publications such as the Natural Geographic, encyclopaedias and the local and international press as well as corporate branding.

Regardless of the location or subject being photographed, my aim is to always produce a beautiful, natural looking image which reflects and captures the true feeling and emotion of the place or person.

Thank you for taking the time to browse my portfolio.  Should you wish to discuss your own shoot with me or if you would like to purchase any of the images featured, please feel free to email me via the contact page,


You can follow me on Instagram @ aaronbanksphotography

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