There is a blurry home movie clip that exists of a towheaded Malcolm Wilson toddling around at age three, dwarfed by a camera swinging from his neck.
Growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, Malcolm was born with an insatiable quest for knowledge, and would often bring library books home by the Radio Flyer wagonload. Early on, he developed a passion for science, and his Science Fair winning skills was the stuff of legends in Harlan County. Like many boys growing up during the Cold War, he dreamed of building rockets and working for NASA someday.
Then, the summer between his junior and senior years in high school, the fates intervened. Something made Malcolm pick up the camera again. And he never looked back. Trying to reconcile his left brain analytical side, with his reawakened right brain creative side, Malcolm accepted a full Engineering scholarship to the University of Kentucky.
Then, he had an epiphany in an Advanced Calculus class.
The professor had worn the same tie every day that week. The food spilled on it read like a journal of the man’s week. Mustard on Monday. Chili on Tuesday…formulas and equations gave way to Malcolm’s overwhelming desire to photograph the professor. He gathered his books, walked out of the classroom and his scholarship, and went home and hid from his father for two weeks. (The story has a happy ending though. Wilson later returned to college as a non-traditional student).
A photographer for over 30 years, over 20 of those have been working with digital photography. Wilson worked as a commercial photographer in Cincinnati for 19 years, and served as the Cincinnati Reds team photographer as well as photographer for the Ben-Gals Cheerleaders.
In 2000, Wilson moved to Bristol, Tennessee and formed Graphic Bliss Advertising with then partner, and later, wife, Jennifer Wilson. Malcolm’s high-impact photography and unique, cutting-edge design quickly gained regional and national recognition for his clients.
After growing Graphic Bliss, Wilson sold the agency to his employees, and began working exclusively with marketing, research and promotion for commercial and residential real estate development.
After several years in land development, Wilson was presented with the opportunity to rebrand himself as Pix & PR after several previous clients inquired about assistance with their marketing efforts. Today, Wilson represents a wide cross-section of business and industry, all of who benefit from his well-rounded expertise and natural promotional instincts.
As a highly acclaimed fine art and documentary photographer, Wilson is in much demand for high-end corporate portrait, lifestyle and product photography, as well as for his fine art photography which graces the offices of many regional businesses and hangs in several national restaurant chain locations throughout the area. Always on the cusp of emerging digital photography tools, Wilson commands a photographic arsenal rivaled only by the industry’s heavy shooters, including tools for video and action and adventure photography.
Wilson’s work has been exhibited in the Appalachian region and nationally. His work is included in permanent collections at University of Kentucky Appalachian Center, Southeast Community College Appalachian Archives and The Kennedy Center Gallery and Archives, the Julia Louis Dreyfuss Collection and in the collections of several local patrons.
It was only natural that Wilson would turn his keen, photographer’s eye to the production of hard-hitting digital design pieces. His design and promotional work has received numerous accolades and national and worldwide recognition and runs the wide-range of website design, print collaterals, vehicle wraps, video production, billboards, branding and more.
The best service we offer is collaboration. As we often say, “It’s hard to read the label when you’re inside the bottle.” Often, we see clients who are so intertwined with their business, and take such ownership in their processes; they need to take a step away to see that they just aren’t working. From business consultancy services, to being a soundboard for innovative ideas, we are the company that can see your business in a new light, and provide you with the honest assessment and marketing audit you need to get to the next step.
Pix & PR has the total resources necessary to address your most challenging marketing and promotional needs. We are ready to roll up our sleeves and get in your business.
Are you prepared to grow?