Who We Are

                                             Art by Carne Griffiths

                                             Art by Carne Griffiths

We are David Walter Banks and Kendrick Brinson, a photography team based in Los Angeles. 

We met in a photojournalism class in college and fell in love with photography and storytelling at the same time in the same place. But we didn't fall in love with each other until two years later. We both started our professional careers as community photojournalists in the South and then our clients expanded to national magazines. As our love for portraiture evolved, we decided to join forces to create moment-driven, color-driven work as a team. We specialize in both portraiture and lifestyle photography (and jokes).

Check out our latest ongoing personal project LA Woman

In our free time you can find us at a campsite in Sequioa National Park next to a campfire with our two dogs Tortilla and Tux alongside our VW van Parker Posey. (You can see our personal West Coast explorations on Instagram: #westcoastexplorersclub.)

We have been interviewed by PDN, Rangefinder, American Photography, TIME's Lightbox, aPhotoEditor, The New York Times Lens Blog, CNN Photos and PhotoShelter about our unique vision. Our images have appeared in exhibitions in Houston, New York, Atlanta, Groningen, The Netherlands, and are in the permanent collection of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection at the New York Public Library, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.


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Ford, Citibank, Amazon, Red Bull, Samsung, Target, Airbnb, Toyota, Google, Tiffany & Co., Audi, Garnier, Facebook, Vogue, ADIDAS, L'Oreal, Nau, Ensure, Moet, Elle, Seventh Generation, Leisure Society, Matrix, The Raleigh Hotel, SLS Hotel, Redbury Hotel, Panera, Enterprise, SBE, R/GA, Saatchi, Team Detroit, Deutsch, Publicis, Billboard, Huck, Wonderland, Rolling Stone, NME, Panda Express, Variety, The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Shape, NPR, Complex, Fortune Magazine, New York Magazine, XXL, GQ, ESPN The Magazine, The FADER, Stern, Smithsonian, Elle, Inked Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Le Monde, AARP, US News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, Forbes Magazine, among others.