David Walter Banks and Kendrick Brinson, are a lifestyle and portraiture photography team based in Los Angeles. They collaborate with each other as Brinson + Banks, their team, and their clients to create portraiture and lifestyle imagery that tells a story or creates a mood.
The two met in a photojournalism class at The University of Georgia and fell in love with photography and storytelling at the same time in the same place. But they didn't fall in love with each other until two years later. Before they joined forces to create something more elevated and colorful as a photography team, they worked individually for the likes of TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and FADER individually for several years. The duo now collaborate for clients like CitiBank, Spike TV, Red Bull and Samsung, as well as create celebrity portraiture for the likes of Smithsonian, TIME, The Washington Post, Variety and The New York Times.
In their talk - Get Paid to Shoot What You Love, they'll discuss the importance of style and personal work and shooting for yourself, and how that can translate to more satisfaction in your work.