Malcolm Brown Plus

New York City

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After studying Environment and Behavior Studies at Cornell for 5 years, I learned to critically observe and analyze how people collaborate and interact in built environments such as schools, museums or offices. Take an architect, a sociologist and a tailor and roll them into one – that’s essentially what I was. I worked in NYC as a design consultant for 3 years but realized that I wanted more creative freedom so I turned to photography.

My photography work tends to gravitate towards images that are lighthearted yet dramatic, quirky but not goofy and often conceptual. And I love the tension and feeling of freezing an action moment. Because of my background, I believe creative decisions should be made for a reason. You should be able to justify the nuances of your image. I like to collaborate with my subject for ideas because if they are invested in the shoot as well, it will show in the final product. (

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