Malcolm Hill was a professional architect who worked in private practice throughout his career. His is the design of the attractive Royal Bank of Scotland building in West George Street, Glasgow. An amateur photographer from an early age, Hill was commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council to produce several series of social studies in Glasgow, including one on football. Many of his photographs are on permanent display at the People's Palace in the city. Hill was one of the founding members of Glasgow's Street Level Gallery for the promotion of new photographic talent in Scotland. His subjects are quietly observed and recorded with an architect's sense of structure and clarity.