Looking at Gray Malin’s series ‘A la Plage’ makes me feel like going to the beach and hang out in shallow water. Shooting from door-less helicopters, this series has been photographed from Europe to Australia. From above, people and objects become patterns, creating repetition, shape and form. Malin’s photographs are a visual celebration of color, light, shape—and summer bliss. On a trip to Las Vegas, looking from on one of the highest floors of a massive hotel, he became intrigued by the spectacle and the perspective of the beach below. For him this view captured the essence, the color and vibrancy, the elements of play and relaxation, and the beauty of water just perfectly.