If there is any contemporary photographer to, quite literally, follow, it's Gray Malin - and we have been for a while. Famous for his stunning aerial shots, the jet-setting, high-flying artist is making waves with the publication of his first book, Beaches. Spanning five years and 20 cities worldwide, the gorgeous photo flip-through is the ideal coffee table book for your vacation home, or hostess gift for someone who's letting you use theirs this summer. Of course, we can't think "beaches" without thinking "the Hamptons," so we caught up with Malin at his book launch in L.A. to catch up and ask him about his favorite spots out East.

[Photos courtesy Gray Malin]