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Twin Peaks fans: this shoot was a dream come true! We photographed 8 members of the Twin Peaks cast and were astounded by their chemistry. Definitely our favorite cast shoot we've ever done. We are so excited for the new episodes unveiling on Showtime this month! / Actors Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, and Madchen Amick, of the Twin Peaks revival, photographed for The New York Times

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LA Woman: "One thing that I have always stayed true to is not working with people that sonically weren't inspiring to me because I always felt if I wasn't inspired by the artist I wouldn't be able to do the best work on their project and that's what I'm all about. Doing the best work I can do at that time." - Soraya La Pread, DJ and music producer #lawomanbrinsonbanks

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Writer-Director-Executive Producer-Emmy Winner-Bad Ass-Etc. Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under + Transparent + her newest creation is I Love Dick, now on Amazon), photographed for The New York Times

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LA Woman: DJ, music producer and event curator Soraya La Pread photographed at her home in Beverly Hills. "I really don't think I chose to be a musician, I think music chose me." Hear Soraya's tunes here https://soundcloud.com/sorayalapread

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 (We are in Cuba but very briefly slipped into a Wifi hole and just had to share a recent photo we shot in LA because we love comedians and this shoot was awesome) -- HBO's 'Silicon Valley' star, actor, comedian and podcast host Kumail Nanjiani in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California on Monday, April 17, 2017. Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon co-wrote the romantic comedy 'The Big Sick', based on their real life courtship. Shot for The New York Times

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LA Woman: Soraya La Pread is originally from New Zealand and moved to LA to pursue an education in musical engineering. She started playing piano at 7 and started breaking into her dad's studio and making beats when she was 17 (her father is former Commodores bassist Ronald La Pread so music making is in her DNA).

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LA Woman: Tara Kocourek Tobler is part of the magic behind making TNT's Animal Kingdom look so good. She is the buyer for the Set Decorating Department on the show and also decorates and designs for indie films. 

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When we show our book and meet with new photo editors and art buyers, we inevitably get the question, "Sooo which one of you is the photographer?" Well, we actually both are. We both took photos for major publications as individuals for years before we teamed up to work together, and as you can see here on this magazine cover shoot we worked on in Coastal Georgia yesterday, we are both still competitive and want to get the best shot--even if the shooting location is already taken!  Thank you Caroline Carbine Kilgore for these photos and for one cooooooool dream shoot that we can't wait to share! #brinsonbanksbts

 

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LA Woman: Stacey Rozich's paintings and illustrations have exhibited in galleries in Seattle, Portland, LA and Chicago, and lately she has been working commercially for The New Yorker, Playboy, Starbucks, Lucky Peach, Sub Pop Records, and others. ⚡️#lawomanbrinsonbanks

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LA Woman: Stacey Rozich. We've been fans of Stacey's beautiful paintings for years now and we were happy to have the excuse to invite ourselves over so we could include her in our #lawomanbrinsonbanks project. More photos of Stacey soon, but first, just do yourself a favor and go look at her imaginative paintings! http://staceyrozich.com

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Actor Philip Baker Hall for The Washington Post's superbly written article "Philip Baker Hall is your favorite actor whose name you can’t quite place" by Karen Heller

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We hiked and slipped through mud and climbed up rocks for this dazzling Kauai view.

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We photographed actor Noel Braham on the CBS lot on a rare rainy LA day. Noel is a southern gentleman through and through (which we can spot and appreciate because we're both southerners ourselves). He's dressed to the nines in this killer suit and he's the one insisting on getting rained on so he can hold the umbrella and cover others. We were happy to have a little peek of the South in LA with this one.

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Ok, so we knew Jason Segel was tall (from his movies--6'4"). We knew he was funny (from his movies). We didn't know Jason was soooo dang sweet natured. People throw the word nice and good around too much, but ythis time it fits. Photographed for The New York Times

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It was an honor to photograph actress Shirley MacLaine for The New York Times Style. She is an iconic woman. Her film debut was in 1955(!) and since then she's wracked up many nominations and awards for the characters she has played on screen. At the end of our shoot, she stood up, gave each of us a hug, and said, "Thank you, thank you. It was the only one I've ever enjoyed." And we were floored. Look up the article, it perfectly captures her cheekiness.

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Punk rock legend John Lydon (who you might know as Johnny Rotten, lead singer of The Sex Pistols), for The New York Times. We photographed him in this incredible backroom of Hollywood's The Record Parlour (where we had him sit on stools from Star Trek, but we'll get to those later).

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The multi-talented Selena Gomez photographed for The New York Times. She and her mother Mandy Teefey are executive producers of "13 Reasons Why," which will be on Netflix at the end of the month.

LA Woman: Singer and musician Pearl Charles