Malcolm Smith was born in the small town of Dawson Creek in British Columbia.  After a move to Kitchener, Ontario, and south to Philadelphia, he relocated to Seattle in 1994 at the age of 20.  Armed with his Dad's Pentax K1000, he began to document friends, nightlife, creatures and events around the city.

After developing countless rolls of negatives at a local film store, Malcolm decided to venture into the professional photography world without any education or formal training.  Using a combination of angles, lens and filters, his distorted and dissonant view of the world is evident throughout his work.

Malcolm's photographs have appeared in publications around Seattle, including the Stranger, Seattle Magazine, the Seattle Times, various CD covers, calendars, and websites.  He also donates his services to local non profit groups including the Human Rights Campaign, Gilda's Club, Equal Rights Washington, and Camp Ten Trees.

Photography clients include Tommy Hilfiger, NBC, Seattle Storm, Amtrack, The Production Network, Microsoft,  Penguin Publishing and the Frye Art Museum.