Who We Are
We are David Walter Banks and Kendrick Brinson, a photography team based in Los Angeles. We collaborate with each other, our team, and our clients to create portraiture and lifestyle imagery that tells a story or creates a mood.
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. Before we joined forces to create something more elevated and colorful as a team, we worked individually for the likes of TIME Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated and FADER for several years.
We love to be involved in every part of the creative process from the conceptual, storyboarding and planning stage to the execution on the day of the shoot and everything in between.
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.
Ford, R/GA, Amazon, Red Bull, Samsung, Target, Airbnb, Toyota, Google, Tiffany & Co., Audi, Garnier, Saatchi, Team Detroit, Vogue, Deutsch, ADIDAS, L'Oreal, Publicis Kaplan Thaler, Nau, Variety Magazine, Moet, Citibank, Elle, Seventh Generation, Leisure Society, Bombay Sapphire, Vitamin Water, Hennessy, The Raleigh Hotel, SLS Hotel, Redbury Hotel, Panera, Enterprise, SBE, Sanofi, PhotoShelter, Billboard, Huck, Wonderland, Rolling Stone, NME, Panda Express, 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, Juice, AARP, US News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, Forbes Magazine, among others.