We are excited to kick off the Gray Malin + Orlebar Brown Swimsuit Collaboration Giveway with the debut of the new Behind-the-Scenes Orlebar Brown video. Here you can come into the helicopter and watch as Gray photographed each of the unique images printed on the Orlebar Brown swimsuits! Follow the rules below to be entered to win a swimsuit of your choice from the Gray Malin + Orlebar Brown collection!
Orlebar Brown Swimsuit Giveaway Rules:
1. Watch the above Behind-the-Scenes video from the Orlebar Brown Collaboration
2. Leave a comment BELOW about what you would like to see Gray do for his next collaboration!
3. Follow @graymalin on Instagram for a SECOND chance to be entered into the #WINSWIM giveaway!
Deadline for all entries is Friday, July 19th by 11 PM PST.
The winner will be randomly chosen and announced the following Monday morning, so be sure to check back on the blog to see who wins!
*Congratulations to Gary Hor for winning our Win Swim giveaway! Gary will be receiving the Caribbean short.
PS: You can currently purchase the swimsuits now from orlebarbrown.com
Today we awoke in the strangest of places: Rimini.
Rimini is in the Bologna area, about 2 hours East of Florence, and is home to a gigantic 16km beach. When I decided to shoot Rimini, I was drawn to some images I had seen of beach umbrellas. However, I also remember seeing some images of party-goers dancing at a beach club in the afternoon- I should maybe have paid more attention to this.
Not only is Rimini home to a large beach, it’s also home to 160 (yes one hundred and sixty) gigantic beach clubs that are each about 1,500 feet deep. In other words, each beach club houses about 100 umbrellas and 200 chairs. If you multiply that by 160 that totals 16,000 umbrellas and 32,000 chairs. Yes, your jaw should be dropping right now, because ours certainly did. And, to top things off, this town is similar to the Jersey Shore- many Russian and German 18-20yr olds come here to party day and night along the coast.
All of this, for me, equates to heaven. I wondered the 8 miles of beach, documenting the endless rows of vintage beach umbrellas- many of which are from the 60′s and 70′s. I would climb up on anything I could find- child jungle gyms, lifeguard towers, even random picnic tables, all to try to achieve a higher vantage point of the (literally) endless rows of beach chairs in all directions. All in all, it was extremely overwhelming, yet totally amazing at the same time.
After the beach we headed to a water park named Aquafan, where every hour on the hour, hoards of people flock to the wave pool in the center of the park. After the bell rings, large waves start coming through the pool and everyone starts swimming and frolicking around. It was a lot of fun documenting this Italian water park- everyone was such a character, and I think it will be a nice addition to all of the beaches.
Tomorrow we are heading back across Italy to Via Reggio. Looking forward to sharing more.
Today was a day of crazy transit! We left Positano this morning and drove an hour to stop and visit the world heritage site, Pompeii. For those of you who have been, it’s a bit a of a trek once you get there.
We roamed the ancient town for a few hours in disbelief- it’s unreal to think about how this old, port city was preserved so beautifully by something so tragic. It was sort of like staring at the stars on a pitch black night, your mind starts wandering in the wildest directions. How did they dig all of this out from 20 feet of sediment? How did these people have such advanced technology such as plumbing? How were the fresco paintings and tile mosaics preserved so beautifully? And the size is enormous- it’s much larger than I originally realized. The whole experience was incredibly unique and it’s something you can never explain entirely until you have seen it in person.
After Pompeii we set off on a 5 hour drive across Italy to the town Rimini on the Adriatic Coast. Rimini is a bit of a party town, with giant beaches covered in umbrellas and chairs as far as the eye can see. We took a few breaks along the drive, but our favorite part was seeing the incredible rolling fields of sunflowers throughout the Tuscan region.
We arrived at 9pm and have big day tomorrow- lots more to come.