Category: BEHIND THE SCENES

REVO Behind-The-Scenes Sizzle Reel with Danica Patrick

Looking back on a great shoot with Danica Patrick for REVO. Amazing support and help from Sequential Brands Group and Get The People.

Still Photography and Reel Production: Malcolm Brown
Still image post-production: Cyan Jack
Hair & Makeup: Sandy Fix
Videography: Scheme Engine

CHECK OUT FINAL IMAGES HERE.

BBOY BEHIND THE SCENES

In June, I traveled to Korea to see a good friend open his exhibition (Chong Gon Byun). While I was in Seoul, I connected with an amazing group of BBoy dancers called Last4One. Total bunch of characters with amazing skills. These guys are incredibly graceful yet very powerful. I loved finding out that Last4One performed for Hillary Clinton during a recent visit to Korea. Born out of NYC in the 70s with Black and Puerto Rican youths, B-boying is wildly popular in South Korea.
 
Here is a behind-the-scenes video that we shot on an iPhone
 

The Final Images
1st Assistant: Kyeong Min Kim
Post-production: Tommaso Fontanella
 
WACKY J
“나 자신을 존경하라.”
“Respect yourself.”
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“나는 사람들이 하나의 신체의 움직임 과 함께 행복 할 수있을 싶어요. ”
“I want to be able to make people happy with one body movement.”
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SPUNKY
“나는 댄서다.”
“I’m a dancer.”
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STYLE TOP
“음악은 저를 녹.”
“Music melts me.”
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STYLE M
“마지막 승리 . 당신이 시작점 에서 찍은 도약 하지 않습니다 그것은 그것에 도달 하는 데 걸린 모든 노력과 인내 입니다 .”
“The final win is not the leap you took from the starting point. It is all the effort and patience it took to reach it.”
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SHIOR
“모든일에 최선을 다하라.”
“Do your best in everything.”
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LEETY
“부러진 날개로 나는법을 배워라.”
“Take these broken wing and learn to fly.”
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BEAT JOE
“심장이 뛰는일을 하라.”
“Do heart warming work.”
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Sizzling video of an epic battle between Last4One and Extreme Crew:
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CLYDE FRAZIER // Swishin’ & Dishin’

Thrilled to share the images from my ESPN/LEVI’S shoot with Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier.  What a character and overall class act. I spent the day shooting stills of Clyde at his restaurant CLYDE’S WINE AND DINE on 10th Ave. Known for his old school flare, Clyde didn’t disappoint with his calf skin suits and pink cowboy boots and wild shirts.
Check out some of the images in the April ESPN magazine. ESPN CreativeWorks put together a great commercial spot, check it out below.

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A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES
 
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Me & Clyde: Shhh, he didn’t know that I was standing on my toes…
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—COMMERCIAL SPOT BY ESPN CreativeWorks
 
ESPN CreativeWorks created this great collaboration with LEVI’S and ESPN. Russell Westbrook, an NBA star who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was also filmed for this spot. He represents the new school style. Enjoy.
 
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LINK TO PORTFOLIO HERE
 

WILLIAM RAST

Shot another great project with the team over at Sequential Brands Group.  To get an inside look at the behind the scenes, check out the sizzle reel below by Billy Peña.

Photographer: Malcolm Brown
Post-production: Cyan Jack
Makeup: Hiroko Takada
Hair: Damon Alfonzo
Assistants: Justin Bordeaux, Simon Courchel
Talent: Sarah, Luke

We shot in the 3rd floor gallery space of The Invisible Dog because we liked the raw loft-life look of the aged wooden floors, the large windows, the steel balconies and the massive industrial elevator big enough for a tank.
 

 

 

 

 

 
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LINK TO PORTFOLIO HERE
 

VIDEO: ELLEN TRACY // BEHIND THE SCENES


A behind the scenes sizzle reel from my shoot for Ellen Tracy this summer. Amazing video work by Billy Peña. HUGE thanks to Arta, Julia and Lisa over at BRAND MATTER.
 
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Location: Westport, CT
Videographer: Billy Peña
Photographer: Malcolm Brown
Makeup: Hiroko Takada
Hair: Damon Alfonzo
Post-Production: CYAN JACK
 

 

 

 

 

 

PreK KIDS // AND THE EARTH

The are always a bunch of things happening in The Invisible Dog at any moment. This summer, I was photographing a new painting by Oliver Jeffers on the third floor of The Invisible Dog. Lucien Zayan was showing a local pre-K class from PS 32 around the building. When I saw them, I thought it was perfect to shoot them in front of the world. A few weeks later, the kindergarten class sent us a thank you art project that featured their self-portraits. Some talented young artists! Check out their work below!








(below) The girl in the pink on the front left has the best face by far. She’s really committing to my direction of ‘Look Silly!’


BYUN // A LAYER OF #1L


And the artist series rolls on. In July, I photographed artist Chong Gon Byun in his apartment and art studio. Both spaces are meticulously layered with books, sculptures and peculiar finds that he has accumulated from trips. The sheer depth and unique nature of his collection reveal decades of dedication and disciplined curation. As described by the Invisible Dog, Byun “gives found and discarded objects new meaning by using them to create sculptures and assemblages that explore the clash between post-industrial civilization and the present consumerist culture.” Many of the pieces have been modified in whimsical or quirky ways (check out poor Marilyn Monroe tied to the front of a vintage fan below). For a photographer, the shoot was both a dream and a curse; that is, while it is clearly an amazing space to capture, it is simply overwhelming.

> To see his work, come see Byun’s solo show, A LAYER OF THE #1L, from 9/17-11/06 at The Invisible Dog. I was thrilled to let him use my portrait of him for his promotional card.

Born in Korea, Byun has lived in Brooklyn for over 25 years. I asked him where he would move if he had the chance. He said it was just not possible. Can you imagine relocating every single object in his apartment? Besides a two foot pathway that runs from the front to the back of the apartment, every single square inch of space on the floor, wall and ceiling is completely filled. And he knows exactly where everything is.

Have a look at a few of the images from my shoot with Byun. Also, below my images, check out the video of his Brooklyn apartment. The video is produced and directed by Ben Wu and David Usui. Through carefully considered vignettes and intriguing pans, it beautifully captures a very complex space in a simple and elegant manner.

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/// This video below is produced and directed by Ben Wu and David Usui of Lost & Found Films (lostfoundfilms.com).

BYUN from thismustbetheplace on Vimeo.

ASTRONAUT

As an ongoing project, I am photographing the artists at The Invisible Dog. So far, it has been a curious mix of painters, sculptors, illustrators and jewelry makers. In my most recent shoot, I had the opportunity to shoot Juan Alfaro, an ‘astronaut’ who is probably better known as a talented carpenter, welder and craftsman of fine furniture. Fascinated with space exploration, Juan designed and created an astronaut’s suit out of padded moving blankets and adapted/patinated plumbing parts. This art piece was featured at Whitney Hunter’s group show Work/Space this past February (shown in the first image). Below is a behind-the-scenes recap of the shoot, including the final image at the bottom. Huge credit goes to Juan for allowing us to dangle him from his ceiling in a modified harness in 98F degree heat while we pumped in fog with the windows closed.













 

FINAL IMAGE