Project: Chroma

Description: For me, personal work has often been an exploration of the places where fantasy meets reality. This work is inspired by the post-impressionist, cubist and surrealist art movements – specifically a handful of museum visits in France and Germany. It was also born from a feeling of disconnection with the world around me, which led to the idea to create a series of brief intimate portrait sessions to rectify those feelings. On a creative level, I simply wanted to create work in-camera that felt more abstract.

Bio: David Walter Banks lives with his wife Kendrick Brinson, and their two dogs and two cats at their home in Atlanta, Georgia, and frequents Los Angeles, California where they spent the better part of the past decade.

Banks has been interviewed by PDN, Rangefinder, TIME’s Lightbox, aPhotoEditor, and CNN about his work. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection at the New York Public Library.

Banks has lectured at Western Kentucky University, Ohio University, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, University of Miami, SCAD, UNC Chapel Hill, and UMass. His clients include Rolling Stone, TIME Magazine, Apple, The New York Times, Toyota, The Wall Street Journal, Target, The Washington Post, Variety, and Red Bull among others.


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