The photographs attempt to capture the feeling/atmosphere of the smoke filled back alley speakeasy of after hour bars in the French quarter in Shanghai.
Born in 1959, Malcolm is an architect with a passion for photography. As a student studying architecture he was drawn to the black and white street photography in Paris and New York City from the 30's-60's in particular the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sophie Calle, Raymond Depardon, and Robert Doiseau. While studying photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Ryerson School of Image Arts, he became interested in the black and white fashion/portraits/fine art photographs of Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lillian Bassman, Imogen Cunningham, Peter Lindbergh, Irvin Penn, and Ruth Bernhard from the 60's/70's. Malcolm was a finalist in the TZ Zebra Awards ( 2012, 2014 & 2016), the IPA awards ( 2015 & 2016) and the Photographer’s Forum Magazine Photography Awards (2013 & 2014 ). His images were featured in Black & White Magazine’s Portfolio Awards issues in August 2013, 2015 & 2016 , and Black & White Magazines Single Image Awards issues -February 2014 to 2017.