David Walter Banks and Kendrick Brinson met and fell in love with photography and storytelling at the same time and place in photojournalism class in college, eventually falling in love with each other two years later. They began their professional careers as community photojournalists in the South, then expanding to national magazines, and eventually joining forces to create moment and color-driven work as a team for some of the world's leading advertising agencies and editorial publications. 

In their free time you can find them shooting personal work (LA Woman), or escaping their home in Los Angeles to a quiet campsite next to a fire with their two dogs Tortilla and Tuxedo alongside their VW van, 'Parker Posey'. You can see their personal West Coast explorations on Instagram: #westcoastexplorersclub

They have been interviewed by PDN, Rangefinder, American Photography, TIME's Lightbox, aPhotoEditor, The New York Times Lens Blog, CNN Photos and PhotoShelter about their unique vision. Their 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, Citibank, Amazon, Red Bull, Samsung, Target, Airbnb, Toyota, Google, Tiffany & Co., Audi, Garnier, Facebook, 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, Huck, Wonderland, NME, Panda Express, Stern, Smithsonian

Vogue, Rolling Stone, 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, Elle, Billboard, Inked Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Le Monde, AARP, US News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, Forbes Magazine


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