iwastherephotography | about



I'm based on the outskirts of London, but am happy to travel for the requirements of the job.

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


Ila Desai
+44 (0)7926 342244

iwastherephotography was originally coined when i first picked up a camera and began photographing live music. People would comment and email me to tell me ‘i was there too’ and that lead to the beginning of some great friendships and adventures, something i’ve always strived to capture in my images.

From those beginnings, I’ve had a varied career, photographing for a wide range of clients, and even a spell working as a forensic photographer.

My passion now is still encapsulated in the name i work under, and my work is largely of a documentary style. I’m still photographing live music, but now also work across stage and screen, with performers, theatres, studios,  museums and universities,  capturing events as they unfold, and documenting the never to be repeated moments as they happen.

Get in touch and let’s work together to create some great images!