These Helicopter Photos of Beach Umbrellas Create Eye-Popping Patterns

Whether it be the rocky coast of Italy or the white sands of St. Barths, the beach is universal, a refuge that makes everyone feel relaxed and happy. But from above, the people with their umbrellas and towels, which I’ve collected in my book Beaches, create striking patterns, moments in time that can never be captured again.

All photos from the new book Beaches (Harry N. Abrams).

All photos are from the new book Beaches, published by Abrams. Photo: Gray Malin

From the book Beaches.

From the book Beaches.

From the book Beaches.

From the book Beaches.

These Helicopter Photos of Beach Umbrellas Create Eye-Popping Patterns