À la plage by Gray Malin

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Having just come back from a weekend at the beach in The Hamptons, I was captivated by these coastal aerial shots from young US photographer Gray Malin. The 26-year-old captured these amazing images by shooting from a low flying doorless helicopter. I love the contrast between the throng of people on the beach and the bare deep blue sea. How from above the beach looks so different. How the crowds make for interesting, colourful, beautiful pictures.

"Shooting from doorless helicopters, this series has been photographed around the world from the U.S. to Brazil to Australia. From above, a simple beach or pool becomes a blank canvas that allows me to start seeing the world as art. People and objects become patterns creating repetition, shape and form. These photographs are a visual celebration of colour, light, shape—and summer bliss." - Gray Malin

My favourites are...

Lisbon, Portugal

Pampelonne Beach, St. Tropez

Pampelonne Beach, St. Tropez

Malibu Beach Kayaks, California

Bondi Beach Vertical

Navy Beach, Montauk

White Umbrellas, Caribbean

See more of Gray Malin's work here.

Happy Monday!

xx