Ila is based on the outskirts of London, but regularly travels to photograph bands and events.

If you have an event you wish Ila to photograph, or for any further information about photographic services available, and costs, please get in touch.


Ila Desai
+44 (0)7926 342244

iwastherephotography is the working name of photographer Ila Desai.

Starting out in live music photography, Ila now covers a range of events, specialising in capturing never to be repeated moments, documenting events as they unfold.

Music - As well as working regularly with a long list of bands, Ila has been published around the world in national and international music press, various online news and band sites, produced photography for album artwork, and has worked with a number of music agencies and bands. She is a regular contributor to a number of publications, and has work represented by the Agency Music Pictures.

Event - Ila has worked with a number of companies, and covered a wide range of events with subject matter ranging from conferences, sports events, charity events, promotional stills, film and theatre and much more. Clients include Red Letter Days, The University of Hertfordshire, The Elstree Project, The Student Radio Association, and many more.