Gray Malin in Aspen
Just over a year ago, fine art photographer Gray Malin released his popular vintage-inspired photo series, Gray Malin in Aspen, in collaboration with The Little Nell, coinciding with the hotel’s 30th anniversary celebration. The playful images that were created highlight the undeniable glamour of Aspen ski culture with a yesteryear twist, featuring models styled in classic ski wardrobes along with a loveable Bernese Mountain dog and props such as vintage ski equipment, original Goyard and Louis Vuitton trunks, a 1950s Porsche and more.
*All photos courtesy of Gray Malin
When planning the collaboration, Gray Malin and The Little Nell recognized the importance of including a philanthropic component and selected Protect Our Winters (POW), a non-profit close to The Little Nell’s parent company, Aspen Snowmass, as the beneficiary. Gray Malin committed to donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale from Gray Malin in Aspen made on graymalin.com to POW, the leading non-profit climate advocacy group for the winter sports community. Now that the one-year mark has been met, a grand total of $49,289.17 has been donated to POW, making a major impact on the non-profit and reflecting the positive response to these uplifting images from an Aspen winter getaway.
Mario Molina, POW Executive Director, expressed his sincere appreciation for this gift, acknowledging “Gray Malin is nonpareil at capturing ‘place’ which is why it’s the highest compliment to POW to be chosen as the beneficiary of the Gray Malin in Aspen series, a collection that captures the winter adventures and settings we are working to protect from the effects of climate change.
“In 2020, POW reached more than 33 million potential voters and our civic engagement campaign helped over 40,000 outdoor enthusiasts vote. In 2021, thanks to Gray Malin’s support, POW will promote nonpartisan solutions for climate, build relationships with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities advancing environmental justice, protect our democracy in future elections, and advance our state-level efforts to grow the ‘Outdoor State.’”
“I’m thrilled to have been able to give back to an amazing cause over the past year in conjunction with my series release,” said Gray Malin. “POW does incredible work that I am proud to have supported through this donation.”
“This creative collaboration has been an honor for us to be a part of every stage of the way,” said Jonathan Fillman, General Manager of The Little Nell. “From conceptualizing to executing the outdoor shoot in winter to unveiling these works of art in the living room at the hotel to our current exhibit at the Sundeck to now sharing the news of this generous donation. It truly is a gift that keeps on giving.”
Prominent Aspen locations in the series include The Little Nell’s porte-cochère and slopeside balcony from the Paepcke Suite, as well as Buckhorn Cabin on Aspen Mountain, Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro on Aspen Highlands and more.
Visit the Sundeck restaurant atop Aspen Mountain to see select large-scale images from the series on display.
Signed and numbered prints are available as limited editions on GrayMalin.com and at The Little Nell’s retail boutique in store and online at nellboutique.com.