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 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 “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 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 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 photograph Sara and Erin Foster of VH1’s “Barely Famous” for The New York Times

“For The New York Times, we photographed the lovely and funny Foster sisters, Sara and Erin, who star in VH1‘s mockumentary-style reality show Barely Famous,” say Brinson+Banks. “Our time with them oozed with sarcasm, and it was entertaining watching the siblings interact in a way that only siblings do at the beautiful (and fragrant) Eric […]

Seriously silly: Brinson+Banks on photographing the stars of “Ghostbusters” for The New York Times

“We’ve been on an accidental personal comedy tour, photographing lots of comedians the past half year, from Conan O’Brien to Chelsea Handler, Key & Peele, and Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, and we’ve loved it,” note Brinson+Banks. “So naturally, we were super excited when the New York Times asked us to photograph Kristen Wiig, Melissa […]

Nadav Kander photographs author and Cloud Appreciation Society founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney for The New York Times