When it comes to summer, it’s all about being outside. Whether it’s the beach or the park, everyone is heading to their favorite alfresco locale to soak up the sun and make the most of the gorgeous temps. Well, here’s a novel idea: Enjoy the summer scene while you’re indoors too! Simply decorate your walls with artwork that evokes warm rays and the sounds of waves crashing the beach.
Your decor options don’t get much better than Gray Malin’s breathtaking photos. The Los Angeles–based photographer travels from Brazil to Australia and many places in between to turn crowded beaches, busy parks, and even mylar balloons into works of art.
We’re especially loving his La Dolce Vita collection, which features photos taken over the course of a 2,000-mile Italian road trip that documented many of the country’s most famous beaches (including Motessoro in Cineque Terre, top). À la Plage is a series of photographs of various beaches around the world (like one in Brazil, below) all taken from a helicopter. In addition, the Aqua Glam and Up And Away collections are also full of summery shots.
If curing a case of wanderlust while avoiding the crowds is what you’re after, you can get prints of Malin’s photographs on his website, graymalin.com. There are also iPhone covers emblazoned in his more popular prints, seamlessly allowing you take summer with you wherever you go, 365 days a year.