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. DLP Entertainment was on set to create a commercial spot (see below).
A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES
Me & Clyde: Shhh, he didn’t know that I was standing on my toes…
—COMMERCIAL SPOT BY DLP ENTERTAINMENT
Great spot by DLP Entertainment that was created for this 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.
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.
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!
Forget the portfolio reviews that I go. These kids know what they are talking about. Check out some of these thank you notes that I received after my visit.
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?!
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?!”
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.
I am participating in the GO Brooklyn Art Competition this weekend. Come visit my studio, see new work, have a drink and explore the studios of the other participating 15 artists in my building!
51 Bergen Street
(take F/G trains to Bergen St)
Sept 8th and 9th, from 11:00am to 7:00pm MORE INFO: www.gobrooklynart.org/
If you can’t make it, keep an eye out for my NEW WEBSITE which should launch SOON! Features tons of new work from the summer including shoots and videos from TOYOTA, ELLEN TRACY, CARIBBEAN JOE, AIRTRAN and new personal creative work! For now, please visit my current site:
Thanks to Ari and Sabrina over at INDIE WALLS , you can now enjoy four of my ‘diorama’ photographs while enjoying a great dinner at Five Points on Great Jones. I am very impressed with Indie Walls and its effort to match artists with fitting venues interested in local food, the local community and local artists. Make sure to get the roasted mussels with garbanzo beans, pickled cauliflower, jalapeño, fennel in a buttery clam broth. And then try the grilled flat iron steak with marinated beets, fried potatoes, watercress and horseradish.
FIVE POINTS ON GREAT JONES STREET IN EAST VILLAGE
INTERIOR SHOT WITH TWO PHOTOGRAPHS AT EACH END
ONE OF THE FOUR PIECES
GREAT NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON FROM INDIEWALLS
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
2 DAYS UNTIL THE ARTISTS OF THE INVISIBLE DOG SHOW. Up until Saturday, I will be highlighting two portraits per day. I will also be including the text for each image, which right now you can only find in the casebound book. During the show, you can buy THE ARTISTS OF THE INVISIBLE DOG BOOK with all 31 portraits and text about each one. For now, presenting Anna Levikova…
To purchase prints, please email the artist, email@example.com
ANNA LEVIKOVA, painter
A perfect blend of fine detail and blurred surfaces. Born and raised in Moscow, Anna has been living and painting in Brooklyn for the past 11 years. Fascinated and intrigued by her native country, she finds a lot of inspiration in Russia’s history, culture, politics, and religion and has used that as a subject for much of her work. Her inspiration also draws from everyday life, global travels, literature, and modern culture. Each work starts with an idea but ultimately delivers a message.