This staged photograph is an ironic take on the classic beach scene. In the photographer's own words, "Balloons are universal symbols that evoke happiness, joy, and celebration. These images are from a series that plays with location, typology, and a sense of humor."
A Dallas native, Gray Malin hunts the globe for the unusual beauty, capturing unforgettable images with his photographs. He often plays with perspective through height, helicoptering over the beaches of Brazil or sending balloons above the mystical plains of Joshua Tree National Park. The result is not only artistic, but also transporting, with images that provide a dose of travel and imagination. Gray's work has been displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art and has been published around the world in publications such as the London Observer.