TOYOTA CALTY – NEWPORT BEACH

This summer, I worked with Dentsu North America and Toyota North America on their TOYOTA IN ACTION campaign (click HERE to see it LIVE). We flew out to California to shoot CALTY in Newport Beach, Toyota Financial Services in Torrance and The Toyota Museum in Torrance. CALTY is one of their design operations the USA. We were able to capture their innovative processes for creating cutting-edge design solutions for Toyota, Lexus and Scion. While some of the rooms were off limits, we were fortunate to photograph the paint testing lab, the interior design studio, the milling lab, the clay modeling studio, CAD-design studio and the virtual design review space. It was great to see such a strong presence for Toyota in America. Big thanks to Tara and her team at Toyota and Adina and Michael from Dentsu!
 
Selection of images from the shoot:

 

 

 
KEVIN HUNTER WITH CALTY DESIGNERS, CLAY MODEL REVIEW

KEVIN HUNTER WITH CALTY DESIGNERS, CLAY MODEL REVIEW
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Pictured in many of these shots is Kevin Hunter, who runs the CALTY facility. Check out Kevin HERE discussion the design behind the very stylish Avalon 2013. Who would have thought that the Avalon would be so sporty and elegant?!
 
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TO COME SOON: A GREAT POST FROM OUR TOYOTA MUSEUM SHOOT. To get you geared up about it, we were able to shoot (and smell) Toyota cars and trucks from the last 50 years, including the 2000GT which was used in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Here is an image from my shoot of the 2000GT in white.
 

 
Check out this sweet chase scene. Most of the film was actually shot in Japan. 2:41: “How’s that for Japanese efficiency?!”
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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.
 
FINAL IMAGES BELOW
Location: Westport, CT
Videographer: Billy Peña
Photographer: Malcolm Brown
Makeup: Hiroko Takada
Hair: Damon Alfonzo
Post-Production: CYAN JACK
 

 

 

 

 

 

GO Brooklyn Recap 25,000 Check-In

Congrats to the GO team for successfully putting on a very ambitious weekend of open studios in Brooklyn.  Over 1800 artists participated! And the check-ins to studios across the borough tallied over 25,000!   My building, The Invisible Dog Studios in Boerum Hill, had 15 artists participate.
 
Thrilled to be able to meet some of the GO team responsible for organizing this event – Shelley Bernstein and Sharon Atkins.  Also, enjoyed a visit from Director of the Brooklyn Museum, Arnold Lehman.
 

 

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