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
 

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
 

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:

 

 

 
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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.
 
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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