I’m a big fan of photographer Gray Malin’s work... his Prada Marfa photos are some of my favorites, but I also love his aerial photography…. He’s done his À La Plage, À La Piscine series on continents all over the world. I’m sure you’ve seen it. It’s really fabulous… He uses doorless helicopters to photograph beaches and pools from above. And the results are amazing. Humans become random forms and colors, nature engulfs and becomes all powerful and what I like best about it- is that each continent, he’s done this in Europe, North America, South America, and Australia each have their own flavor. I really like seeing the orderly beach clubs juxtaposed with the randomness and brightness of the towel layers. Gray has just released his first À La Montagne photos, from above Aspen. I do like them a lot, but for me they are a little less strong than the beach photos, maybe because he hasn’t done a whole bunch of them yet? I feel like once I see skiing in Europe, South America and New Zealand from above, well, the whole thing will fall into place.
So, are you a beach vacation person? Or a ski vacation person? Surf or Ski?
See Gray Malin’s work HERE.