Category: EDITORIAL

SETH & ASHE MEYERS for MAISONETTE

As an expecting father, I had a blast shooting Seth Meyers and his son Ashe for a fun Father’s Day shoot with Maisonette. First, let me say that Seth did a great job in front of the camera – no surprises there. But I have to also say that Ashe (and Frisbee the dog) were 100% amazing for the entire shoot. Ashe didn’t even take a bathroom break (or at least none that we know of). Read the full story HERE. Thanks to Jessica and Phoebe at Maisonette
 
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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
 

PS 261 // HERITAGE DAY

Recently, I was invited to visit with Mrs. Scarborough’s class for Heritage Day. I had the opportunity to photograph each student and talk with them a bit about photography. It was great to see such a mix of cultural ethnicities. Following my visit, the kids wrote me thank you notes. Check out a few below – gotta love these kids!


 

 

 
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Forget the portfolio reviews that I go to, these kids know what they are talking about. Check out some of these thank you notes that I received after my visit.
 
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LINK TO PORTFOLIO HERE
 

RESOURCE MAGAZINE SPRING 2012

Check out the new Resource Magazine, Spring 2012.
Here is the great write-up by Christina Fong:
 
“When it comes to reality, Malcolm Brown certainly has a way with it. His sense of imagination is clearly felt in his photographs, which have an unmistakable dream-like and whimsical quality. Even his portraits go beyond a traditional sitting and are playful riffs on his subjects’ lives.
 

 
 
Trained as an anthologist and spatial sociologist, Brown has experience in observing and analyzing how people, live, work and play in a given space. But his critical and rational approach left him wanting more creativity. In 2007, after traveling to India and finding his camera to be a magic apparatus that connected him to people and places, Brown decided to switch to photography.
 
“What is important to me is that the images present a mix of mystery, light-heartedness, and drama – a curious brew that reminds me to take life lightly and that things may or may not be as they seem,” he said, adding, “I embrace that reality.” – Christina Fong for Resource Magazine

 

 

GO Magazine // COVER & FEATURE

FLYING IN DECEMBER? IF YOU ARE FLYING AIR TRAN, CHECK OUT MY WORK IN THE INFLIGHT MAGAZINE. LOOKING FOR LAST MINUTE GIFTS? READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT BUYING ART LOCAL.
 
PHOTO EDITOR: JESSIE ADLER
PHOTOGRAPHS: MALCOLM BROWN
TEXT: ALLISON WEISS ENTREKIN
 
GO Magazine is AirTran’s in-flight magazine.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND A FEW OF MY SELECTS FROM THE SHOOT…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

INVISIBLE DOG OPENING // MAR 2011

Great success for the group show at The Invisible Dog curated by Whitney Hunter. All of the resident artists shared their most recent work. I presented my ongoing documentary collaboration with Tina Antolini called Musicophilia – a multimedia project that tracks musical preferences of musicophiles in NYC through images and audio interviews. Thanks to everybody for stopping by and showing their support.





SIMON and LUCIEN - The kings of Bergen Street and The Invisible Dog






THE MOONWALK

EXPERIENCING MUSICOPHILIA