I’ve mentioned my fondness for photographer Gray Malin’s super graphic (and super chic) images before, and, as with most of my “obsessions”, I had to know more about this Dallas native. Here’s the 411.
Malin grew up in Preston Hollow, attended Lamplighter, and then graduated from ESD in 2004. After ESD, he headed to Emerson College in Boston to study photography and marketing before making his way to Los Angeles. He set up shop at the Melrose Fairfax Flea Market, where his prints caught the attention of gallery owners, interior designers, and stylish art-loving Angelenos, before eventually showing at the Dallas Museum of Art, David Streets Gallery in Beverly Hills, and in the Los Angeles Art Association’s Gallery 825.
Now Malin works independently with online curators, art buyers, and interior designers who clamor for his aerial shots of surfer-specked beaches and his iconic photographs of Prada Marfa. He also does the occasional One King’s Lane Sale, like, say…the one occurring now (pop over and take a peek).
Background is fun and all, but you know we really wanted to know what makes him tick creatively, so we asked the photographer to share some of his favorite things here on the blog this week, and, happily, he obliged. I’ll tease you by saying that he has an affinity for sparkly garlands, Palm Springs mid-century modern, and witty silhouette art, and you can check out his full list after the jump. Enjoy!