Brinson+Banks photograph artist Laina Miller for Elle magazine’s feature on women “After the March”

“Elle magazine asked if I knew any badass women who were changed and motivated by the presidential election, and I immediately thought of my artist friend Laina Miller,” says Kendrick Brinson of the photo duo Brinson+Banks. “Laina wasn’t registered to vote until the last election, and since then she has felt transformed into action. She […]

Brinson+Banks on getting “a little weird” with award-winning theoretical physicist and string theorist Joseph Polchinski for Quanta Magazine

“Joe is a member of UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) and professor of physics at UCSB. Our task was to visually tell the story of how he gets his brilliant ideas, including his ‘firewall argument,’ which explains the paradox on the nature of black holes (something well over our heads),” explain Brinson+Banks. […]

Brinson+Banks photograph Randy Newman at his Pacific Palisades home for The Washington Post

“We got to witness Randy Newman play ‘I Love L.A.’ live in his home during our shoot, which is pretty amazing,” say Brinson+Banks. Read the Washington Post‘s interview with the award-winning singer-songwriter here.    

Take a peek inside Brinson+Banks’ “LA Woman” print promo

Los Angeles has always been an entertainment-industry hot spot, but in recent years it’s blossomed anew as the place to be for creative people of all inclinations, from writers, musicians, and artists to foodies and designers. And with their ongoing portrait series, “LA Woman,” Brinson+Banks have been shining a light on some of the city’s […]

Brinson+Banks on photographing Issa Rae, creator and star of HBO’s “Insecure,” for The Washington Post

Brinson+Banks photographed Issa Rae, whose second season of Insecure premiered on HBO this past Sunday, for The Washington Post at the London West Hollywood Hotel, where they recently shot Will Ferrell. “Oftentimes when we photograph actors, they’re in the middle of a super-long and super-busy day promoting their show or movie. Our job is to […]

Kendrick Brinson selected as a mentor for the 2017 Women Photograph Mentorship Program

We’re proud to announce that Kendrick Brinson of Brinson+Banks was chosen to be a mentor in the 2017 Women Photograph Mentorship Program. The program “will pair 22 industry leaders (11 photographers and 11 photo editors) with 22 early-career photojournalists over the course of a year,” according to the organization’s website. “Mentors include editors from National […]

Brinson+Banks photograph Matilda the Hun, Roxy Astor, and other original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling for The Washington Post

“We photographed these badass ladies at their homes all over Southern California,” say Brinson+Banks of their shoots with some of the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the 1980s wrestling league that inspired the new Netflix series GLOW. Scroll down for some spirited behind-the-scenes content. Read the story here: “This ’80s female wrestling league was dangerous […]

Brinson+Banks on photographing Will Ferrell for The New York Times

In his new movie The House, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler play a couple desperate to find a way to pay their daughter’s college tuition after her scholarship falls through. Their solution? Persuade their neighbor to start an illegal casino in his basement, of course. Brinson+Banks photographed Ferrell for the New York Times’ profile of […]

Brinson+Banks head to Georgia to shoot the cover of Atlanta magazine’s June issue

“This shoot was so fun because when we lived in Atlanta, we used to work for Atlanta magazine often,” says Brinson+Banks. “We love teaming up with photography director Caroline Kilgore.” Kendrick and David, who are based in Los Angeles, traveled to some of Georgia’s most gorgeous locations, including Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach, which is featured […]

Highlights from three of Brinson+Banks’ latest “LA Woman” shoots