Gray Malin was fresh off the slopes when we met for Aprés Ski at Aspen's the little Nell Hotel.

The fine art photographer, New York Times best-selling author, and CEO of his namesake brand, Malin was quick to admit he has a serious crush on Aspen. Smitten by the town’s history, beauty, and penchant for glamorous play, he recently launched a new photography series titled “Gray Malin in Aspen,” the result of a week-long shoot depicting his interpretation of alpine society. His inspiration for the vintage vibe?

“My grandparents,” says Malin. “They led a very glamorous life and left nearly 20 photo albums. They traveled to 100 countries and I love looking through those albums. There’s something about that time period—the ‘60s and ‘70s—that makes me tick.” Here, we view some of his favorite vacation spots that just happen to top the list of many Exclusive Resorts Members, too. 

All photos taken by Gray Malin | graymalin.com | @graymalin