Feeling Gray

“Sydney Swimmers” from Malin’s À la Plage series, via GrayMalin.com

I’ve had decorating on the brain lately. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that we’ve had two new apartments in less than a month, and each move brings with it visions of a perfectly made-up space. Or that we’re on the hunt for a house here in Birmingham, which means we’ll have a whole lot more square footage to fill however we want. When it comes to decorating, my mind often turns immediately to art, and when I think about what makes me happy to look at, sunny days on the water always win. (See my “Happiness Is” Pinterest board for proof.) So, I’ve been obsessing over Gray Malin, a Los Angeles-based photographer whose work includes, among other things, aerial photography that depicts his sun-worshiping subjects as teeny-tiny flecks of color surrounded by beautiful beach scenery in places like Australia, Italy, and Miami. Some of his shots are symmetrical, some chaotic, and some are even nostalgic or cheeky, but all possess a feeling of endless summer that I just can’t get enough of. I hope to hang a few of his pieces in our new house, where- and whenever we find it (and if my better half agrees), but in the mean time, I might just have to buy one for my new office. The photos’ themes are, after all, a pretty perfect fit.

“Bondi Beach” from Malin’s À la Plage series, via GrayMalin.com
Art Deco Miami
“Miami Pink Umbrellas” from Malin’s Art Deco Miami series, via GrayMalin.com
“Teal Chairs” from Malin’s Art Deco Miami series, via GrayMalin.com
“Amalfi Swimmers (Vertical)” from Malin’s La Dolce Vita series, via GrayMalin.com

And here’s a tip: I signed up to receive Malin’s e-newsletter, and the confirmation email included a 20% discount code for my first purchase, so now I pretty much have to buy one (at least). Which of Malin’s pieces do you love?

2 thoughts on “Feeling Gray

  1. Wow! Those are gorgeous photos. I had not heard of Gray Malin before, but I’m going to check him out. My husband and I are currently restoring a historic home in Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas, and one of these images would be perfect! Thanks for sharing.


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