This past weekend, Jess, Hallie and I were invited out to the Hamptons with Cadillac (more on my weekend recap later this week) but Jess and I were talking about her new apartment. I love helping friends try to figure out their new space and brainstorm different ideas. Jess and I touched on Gray Malin and how she’d like to get a piece of his work – which of course, I strongly agreed with. If you haven’t heard of Gray Malin, let me introduce you. He is an LA based photographer who travels the world bringing inspiration to all. I particularly love his photographs of the world’s dreamiest beaches from a bird’s eye view. If you don’t recognize his name right away, I’m certain you have seen his work in a magazine or across Pinterest. My obsession with Gray began when I first saw this photograph. Later, when I took a peak at his website, I learned that I am quite actually obsessed with all of his work. Insert his Up and Away series. Love this “Windy” photograph from my beloved Chicago, this “Get Away” photograph or this “Ciao” photograph.
I feel like Gray does such an amazing job promoting himself and his work. I read an interview he did with Tory Burch here where he provided a bit of advice that really resonated with me. He explained how today is all about the internet (#yes). “Spread your wings and surf your heart out! Having a website is key. You never know where the internet will take you.” I think this is true not only because I have experienced this myself but also because this can be applied to so many individuals in different industries!
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite pieces of Gray’s work below but definitely do yourself a favor and check out his entire collection here. You can follow along on Gray’s adventures on Facebook and Instagram. Are you as obsessed as I am now? Xo. Lauren
< All images via GrayMalin.com >