Every beach has something that sets it apart.
“I have always loved geometry and am attracted to repetition, shape, and form,” Malin told Business Insider. “For me, the beach is a blank canvas made of interesting objects that, with careful eye, can be framed to make beautiful art.”
Malin ended up travelling to 10 different countries, including Brazil, Australia, Spain, and South Africa. Ahead, see some of the stunning aerial photos he captured for his new book.
Malin's passion for aerial photography was born in 2011, when he was struck by inspiration while overlooking a huge swimming pool from a hotel balcony. He was instantly inspired by the colourful scenes, splashing swimmers, and geometric patterns that he saw.
Rather than taking these interesting shots using a drone, Malin photographed each one from a doorless helicopter.
He would spend an hour and a half up in the air, leaning over the edge to capture these scenes of summer bliss.
'It is an incredible feeling when you are up in the sky seeing such beautiful landscapes come to life inside the lens,' Malin said. 'It is easy to forget that you're leaning from a shaking helicopter.'
Malin's hair often hits him in the face, and his eyes tear up heavily from the wind. He has to simultaneously direct the pilot through a headset so that he can fly at certain angles and get the photograph he wants.
He photographs everything with a digital camera, so he has to move his fingers as fast as possible to find the correct settings for the harsh lighting. 'And don't even get me started on the focus!' Malin said.
'I loved seeing the beaches of Rio De Janeiro from above,' Malin said. 'They are so incredibly packed with life and spirit from sunrise to sunset. It is truly a beach city.'
Malin found it very interesting that some cultures rarely use beach umbrellas, while others rely on them.
'Sydney has very few beach umbrellas in many of my photos, while Italian beaches are covered with endless rows,' Malin said. 'Also, the distance between clusters of people laying on the beach is greatly varied depending on the culture or region.'
'I have learned to never give up, which is the attitude needed in order to bring a series like this to life,' Malin said. 'I love my job and it has been a real journey, which I am thrilled to be able to share in a book format for people all over the world to enjoy.'
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