Antarctica has been endlessly photographed, partly because it’s one of the last true wildernesses on earth, and also because it’s currently in a state of monumental change.
Gray Malin wanted to depict these shifts in a clever way, so in his landscape photos of the breathtaking scenery, he added details like beach balls and inner tubes to signal what could happen to the continent.
Shot at the Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa in Tarragona, Spain, ‘poolside’ takes us back to the Mediterranean glamour of the 1960’s. Photographer Gray Malin has designed 1,000 inner tubes within the pristine pool waters, arranging them in eye-catching, neon-hued compositions. Bright-colored lifesavers float in varied patterns, sometimes briefly interrupted by a sunbather or swimmer.
Dallas native photographer Gray Malin is graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 2007, majoring in photography and marketing. While he has had his work displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art, David Streets Gallery in Beverly Hills, and in the Julia Dean Gallery in Venice, he is currently working independently with online curators and art buyers. Best known for his beach-scapes which have been featured in magazines and exhibitions all over the world, Gray created a number of series depicting the most luxurious beaches and pools from a bird’s eye view. (src. ArtDiscover)
At first glance you might think that these were illustrations, but on a closer look it turns out you are actually enjoying the creative work of L.A.-based photographer Gray Malin. In this series, Gray takes over the Spanish resort Le Méridien Ra, transforming its pool into a dreamy, summer paradise stacked with thousands of colorful and eye-popping lifesavers (H/T Gessato).
“Inspired by the Mediterranean glamour of the 1960′s, this series was shot in Europe along the coast of Spain. Designing inner-tubes that represent a modern take on classic lifesavers, the chic nostalgia of this pool staple becomes new again with a neon-hued revamp shot atop the pristine waters of a resort pool. Synonymous with the bronzing bodies under the Mediterranean sun, Poolside evokes the unique splendor of living the classic 1960′s jet-set lifestyle.”