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Meet the badass papa behind Bugaboo’s latest collab

In Features, MD Rated, Stories, Travel, What's New by Nicole Fuge

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor

Gray Malin is one super cool dude – shooting iconic photographs from doorless helicopters (WTF… #badass), his snaps of the world’s most gorge beaches capture the essence of Summertime bliss.

“It is a truly incredible feeling, with the wind blowing on my face while taking these images, and it is a vantage point that not many people get to experience in their lifetimes.”

Gray has carved out a niche as going to great heights (literally) to get the perfect shot. “It was something that presented itself to me unexpectedly! At a top floor hotel room in Las Vegas many years ago, I looked below at the swimming pool filled with guests and it got my attention, so I snapped a photo,” he says. “I decided to experiment with taking images from this perspective and began renting doorless helicopters with trained pilots and shooting aerial beach scenes, which I realised were a true work of art.”

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In December 2018, Gray and his husband, Jeff, became parents to twins, Max and Dove, and have since become big fans of Bugaboo’s increds products. “I love the quality, durability and ease for parents that Bugaboo has created with their products. I also love the creativity and innovation that they’ve achieved, not stopping at any conventional norms for a pram brand, but building an international brand that continues to come out with exciting initiatives and designs,” he says.

“When I saw the artist collaborations Bugaboo had done in the past, including Andy Warhol and Missoni, I was struck by their ability to translate imagery onto the pram canopies to create a walking piece of art, without compromising the product or the art itself.”

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Bugaboo and Gray have now teamed up for the ultimate collab, so mums and dads can ‘Make every day a getaway’ and keep the chillaxed Summer vibes going all year ‘round. Featuring Australia’s famous Bondi Beach, Gray’s iconic photography comes to life on Bugaboo’s quintessential breezy sun canopy. With breathable materials, ultra-violet protection, and insect shield, the Bugaboo by Gray Malin breezy sun canopy is compatible with most Bugaboo prams, and is already whipping parents into a frenzy. “This is a statement piece! Parents will be walking around with a work of art on their canopy, paired with the reliability of the Bugaboo pram.”

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