This work comes from the artist's "À la Plage, À la Piscine" series, which was shot from a doorless helicopter. "This aerial photography series is inspired by my love for life on the beach and life around swimming pools," says photographer Gray Malin, "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. Each geographic location has revealed that the love of water is a universal experience, an activity that offers people a sense of freedom and joy. Seeing the world from the seat of a helicopter makes me appreciate the beauty of our planet. These photographs are a visual celebration of color, light, shape--and summer bliss."