Art of Living Photo Series by Gray Malin

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Photographer Gray Malin has created a new series titled Art of Living by installing iconic mid-century modern furnitures on the top of a 15ft by 15ft mirrored platform constructed in Bora Bora. This series challenges the viewer to question the conventional way in which we experience man-made design against the natural environment.


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The Living Room

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The Bedroom

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The Study

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The Art of Living

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The Dining Table

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The Breakfast Nook

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The Porch

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The Office

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The Patio

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The Den

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The Foyer

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The Entry Way

How did Gray Malin create the series Art of Living?

He first conceptualized a 15 foot by 15 foot mirrored platform and worked with local Polynesian engineers to construct it. Then, an archetypal selection of mid-century modern pieces were selected, sourced, and curated into 12 individual vignettes; placed atop the platform and cast along the sparkling French Polynesian waters, these vignettes were then photographed from a vantage point that presented the silhouette of Mount Otemanu as a perfectly symmetrical backdrop.

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15ft by 15ft mirrored platform constructed in Bora Bora.

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Gray Malin positions himself to compose the shot with the mountain as symmetrical as possible in the background.

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The mirrored platform had carefully pulled out into the water, then a team member would dry off the platform as much as possible.