Archive for the ‘Long-term Project’ Category

Memphis: Music Eden

In 2011, I went to Memphis with a writer for a story about rap in Memphis for FADER. I’d never been to the city before and was dumbfounded by the music, everywhere. It spilled into streets from garages, cars, clubs, karaoke halls. I knew I had to come back.

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Back to Sun City, Again

Self-publishing a limited edition book on my years spent photographing the residents of Sun City, Arizona didn’t stop me from returning last December for a German publication, or this month for myself. Now that I’m based in California, I can wake up in LA and make it to Sun City by sunset. It’s the place […]

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Sun City: Life After Life for Hörzu

Almost four years after I started it, I self-published a limited edition book for my Sun City: Life After Life project last fall. I sold out what I wanted and stashed away a handful of copies and, despite how much I’ve loved working on it, considered the project done (at least on the still photography side […]

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Mermaids: Raven, Jodie & Danielle

Raven won’t tell you she’s an amazing painter, it’s something you’ll have to figure out on your own. Right when you meet her, though, you want to know her better. Jodie I’ve known since kindergarten. She and I thought we were older than we were and we ruled our daycare. She’s now an amazing mom (her […]

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Mermaids: Sarah & Jennifer

Sarah (who I fondly know as Peanut) and Jennifer (my wonderful sis-in-law) are the next two mermaids. They are both lights. Luckily for Peanut, she didn’t have to get beat up by the ocean like Jennifer, but Jennifer took that all in stride.

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Mermaids: Jenn & Amber

Jenn and Amber are two of my biggest creative and emotional supporters in Atlanta. Jenn is an incredible mother and one of the best stylists/colorists in Atlanta, she’s a nurturer at heart, but still demands ridiculousness and fun every time I see her. Amber was my first true friend in Atlanta, she’s a photographer and […]

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Mermaids: Rebecca & Leili

Two more mermaids! Rebecca (my favorite human/little sister) — I couldn’t stop laughing while we did her shoot. The poor kid had to keep shooting backwards and sinking in the pool over and over and I would just laugh while I took photos. One of those cases of sister giggles. For my shoot with Leili […]

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Mermaids: Kellie & Emma

Posted by Kendrick Brinson on January 15, 2014 in Long-term Project, Personal Work, Portraits | 1 Comment

Kellie is working on her PhD in biochemistry, Emma is an actress. They both are creative warriors who are champions at making me laugh. These two were troopers for these shoots–Kellie submerged in a tub of milk (ew) and Emma got sprayed by a hose (you can see that fun on video).

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Mermaids: Lindsey & Meghan

I was approached by FADER to work on a project for Hennessey this summer. My job was a little open-ended: I was asked to photograph my “wild rabbit,” that is, what inspires me, what motivates me. Hennessey’s messaging is about never stopping and never settling. That messaging is exactly my approach to photography. My relationship […]

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