sunrise in malibu

one of my favorite locations in the world is malibu, california. it completely embodies the west coast lifestyle, where there are twice as many surfboards as there are people. the feeling you get when you are driving down PCH with the windows down is something out of a movie, and that's what makes it so charming. 

my friend charlize estebez was driving through southern california and we decided to catch sunrise at el matador state beach. she is a model based in san francisco so we naturally wanted to shoot. i had taken dozens of photos there before, but this morning in particular was incredibly cinematic and peaceful. here are some of the shots we got!

David Elm