Brinson+Banks photograph Selena Gomez and her mother, Mandy Teefey, with playwright Brian Yorkey for the New York Times’ feature on their Netflix drama “13 Reasons Why”

Most people know Selena Gomez as a pop singer and actress, but she’s recently added a new credit to her name: executive producer. Gomez and her mother, Mandy Teefey, co-executive produced Netflix‘s much-buzzed-about teen drama 13 Reasons Why, based on the book by Jay Asher. “The best-selling young adult novel tells the story of Hannah […]

Brinson+Banks photograph actor Noel Braham

“We met Noel on the CBS lot on a rare rainy LA day,” say Brinson+Banks, who photographed Braham for GSU Magazine. “He was dressed to the nines in this killer suit and yet insisted on getting rained on so he could hold the umbrella and cover others. Noel is a Southern gentleman through and through—which […]

Brinson+Banks photograph John Lydon, who pioneered punk under the name of Johnny Rotten when he fronted the Sex Pistols, for The New York Times

“We photographed John Lydon at an iconic L.A. record store called the Record Parlour,” says Brinson+Banks. “In a back room, the owner has amazing Hollywood antiques, and the walls are covered in old movie posters. The chairs John is sitting in are from Star Trek!” Read the New York Times article: “John Lydon, Angry Old […]

Brinson+Banks photograph dancer Reshma Gajjar for their ongoing “LA Woman” portrait series

If you’ve seen the Oscar-winning movie La La Land, you’ve seen Reshma Gajjar—she sings the first notes of the sunny opening number that takes place on a traffic-jammed freeway. Gajjar, who the photo duo met through fellow “LA Woman” Becki Chernoff, is a dancer whose credits include touring with Madonna. Below, highlights from her “LA […]

Brinson+Banks photograph “CHIPS” star and director Dax Shepard for The New York Times

  Read the article: “Dax Shepard Is Not Afraid to Direct Naked”

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 […]