CNN Style commissions Brinson+Banks to shoot portraits of legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland and his wife, Francoise Kirkland, at their home in the Hollywood Hills

“What could be more pressure for a photographer,” say Brinson+Banks, “than to take portraits of a highly esteemed, highly talented photographer with a six-decade-long successful career? We were assigned by CNN Style to head to Douglas Kirkland‘s Hollywood Hills home to photograph him and his incredible wife and business partner, Francoise Kirkland.” The story, which […]

Time magazine features Brinson+Banks’ “LA Woman” portrait series

“Los Angeles is a hotbed of creativity and promise. But it can also feel isolated and unreceptive. For photographic duo Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks, their new project, ‘LA Woman,’ was an opportunity to showcase this wealth of female talent whilst connecting women within their community,” writes Alexandra Genova in her introduction to “The […]

Brinson+Banks on shooting an image library for Samsung in Hawaii and Iceland

“When we aren’t working, we’re dreaming up our next trip. Often, that’s just a couple of days exploring California in our VW Westfalia van with our dogs,” explain Brinson+Banks, who share their adventures on Instagram with the hashtag #WestCoastExplorersClub and on their website. “So last fall, when the amazing team at Edelman reached out to […]

Brinson+Banks photograph Weird Al Yankovic at his Hollywood home for the Washington Post

“You couldn’t grow up in the U.S. in the 80s and 90s and not know Weird Al‘s music, so we were both excited about meeting this talented man in person,” say Brinson+Banks, who photographed the Grammy-winning musical parodist at his home in the Hollywood Hills. “He was just as animated as could be for the […]

Brinson+Banks photograph New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis living his dream at Disneyland with ESPN’s Sam Alipour

“Apparently, it’s always been a dream of Kristaps Porzingis‘ to go to Disneyland,” explain Brinson+Banks of the unusual location for their latest magazine shoot. “Welp, we got to see his dream come true alongside ESPN‘s Sam Alipour—he has a fun show called Hang Time where he does crazy things with athletes—for ESPN The Magazine. Now we […]

PDN interviews Brinson+Banks for a feature on “Photographers Who Can Help Art Direct”

How do you stand out from the pack in the increasingly competitive world of commercial photography? If you’re Brinson+Banks, you highlight the fact that you’re a team of two great photographers, both of whom can deliver and are nimble creatively. And you come not just with ideas but with solutions. In the November issue of […]

Brinson+Banks on photographing Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart for The New York Times

TV’s perhaps unlikeliest pairing, gangsta-rap pionner Snoop Dogg and impeccable lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, are hosting their own show on VH1 called Snoop & Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party, so The New York Times invited them to a chic West Hollywood restaurant for an interview. The accompanying portraits for the story—titled, hilariously enough, “What Would You […]

Brinson+Banks on photographing comedian Patton Oswalt, who’s slowly making his way back after the untimely death of his wife, for The New York Times

  “You can say I’m pretty obsessed with comedy, so I’m always very intrigued when I get to interact with comedians,” says Kendrick Brinson of Brinson+Banks. “This story was a little different, though, because Patton Oswalt is becoming a different comedian through his grief at the sudden loss of his wife. “I come from a […]

Brinson+Banks photograph Geena Davis, star of Fox’s chilling new series “The Exorcist,” for The New York Times

Brinson+Banks on photographing the epic new rock festival Desert Trip for AARP The Magazine

Inspired by the enormous popularity of Coachella, the music festival that draws hordes of millennials and thirtysomethings to Indio, California, every year, the new fest Desert Trip Music Festival—also set in Indio—is aimed at boomers drawn to the legendary rock musicians whose songs were the soundtrack of their youth. The festival took place over two […]