I have recently become completely obsessed with the photographer, Gray Malin. At the rate I am going, I will be his largest collector, which, as I’m typing this, might need to be my new goal. Prior to my obsession, I have never been that interested in purchasing photographs, because in my head, I think I can take photos just as well (hah!). Gray is an amazing photographer though, with such a quirky spirit and a unique vision. All his pictures are just so light and upbeat and happy. Exhibit A:
I mean, come on. Hilarious. I in fact own this llama picture below. I felt pretty ridiculous when I ordered it, but as soon as I got it, my life was happier and I think it might be the best purchase ever. I have named him Lolo. Lolo the Llama. We’re getting him framed tomorrow and I couldn’t be more stoked to have something so awesome and silly adorning my wall. How could you not love Lolo?
Lolo is from Bolivia. This series was taken in the salt flats, Salar de Uyuni, which has single handedly inspired my need to go to Bolivia, stat. I also own both of these. I have a problem.
I should probably next branch out at least into another series. I love the Dolce Vita series and it always make me want to jet off to the Italian coast. Really, he feeds my travel bug. I follow him on Instagram and he’s got this amazing, glamorous jet-set life. Can we be friends, Gray??
In love with the Prada Marfa series too (ok really, I’m obviously in love with every single photo he’s done). If you’re not familiar, Marfa, as you can see, is a little Texas town in the middle of nowhere that has become quite the artist haven. The Prada Marfa is a storefront installation that, well, looks like a Prada store. It’s on my list to make pilgrimage out there one weekend. I hear it feeds the soul.
I’m really loving his latest series in Antarctica. Blow up flamingos and beach umbrellas?? I mean, seriously.
See more here – all photos are from Gray Malin. I’ll just be here plotting my next purchase.