Brinson+Banks photograph actress/writer/director Noël Wells at her home in Silver Lake for their “LA Woman” portrait series

Brinson+Banks recently photographed comedic actress, writer, and director Noël Wells in her new apartment in Silver Lake for their ongoing “LA Woman” portrait series. Wells, who has appeared on SNL and costarred in the Netflix original series Master of None, is writing her own show for Comedy Central and recently wrote, directed, and starred in […]

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 designer and illustrator Laina Miller for their ongoing series, “LA Woman”

“When we say our LA Woman project is about creative women, it is to the power of 10 with this one,” says Brinson+Banks. “This is what Laina Miller of Happenings Co. does, y’know, just for fun: textile design (from hand-painted prints to hook + latch rugs) and illustration (she’s done two lifestyle and activity books, […]

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 […]

Brinson+Banks photograph Bryan Cranston, James Franco, and Keegan-Michael Key, stars of the movie “Why Him?,” for The New York Times

“These three have great chemistry,” say Brinson+Banks of photographing Bryan Cranston, James Franco, and Keegan-Michael Key, stars of the movie Why Him?, for The New York Times. “And when I say chemistry, I mean they laugh a lot together, and that made our shoot more fun. We always try to keep it light, but they […]

Brinson+Banks photograph actress/pianist/poet Kate Adams for their ongoing series, “LA Woman”

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Brinson+Banks feature producer/director/magician Bethany Mollenkof in their ongoing “LA Woman” portrait series

“Bethany is a producer and director and magician who loves stories and makes short documentaries. She’s also a champ at cooking big meals for people, vintage collecting, and double-exposure photography,” explain Brinson+Banks of Bethany Mollenkof, the latest subject in their ongoing “LA Woman” portrait series focusing on creative women in the City of Angels. “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, Tobias Hutzler, and Art Streiber photograph Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award winners for Smithsonian magazine