I have a feeling Matt's book is going to be very popular this summer. When you buy one for yourself, make sure you pick up one for you beach house host/hostess. If you do, they might ignore the fact that you left your towels on the floor. Heck, they probably won't even notice you're there at all since they will be too busy looking at the photos!
Oh, Matt was kind enough to answer some questions about the book. Make sure you go back and read them after you stop drooling!
MA: I was a lifeguard for five years in college, and have always been inspired by the spirit and culture of an ocean guard.
MB: This is definitely more satisfying because it is such a personal project, and one that comes completely inspired from my experiences.
MA: All of them are such terrific guys. The girls though all seem to go crazy for guys from the jersey shore, though.
MA: I shot for a few days under a pier at a lifeguard competition, where all the guards were hiding from the august heat, and those images under the pier are some of my favorite, because at that time, they were the ones being protected.
MA: It is very very satisfying to see my work come to fruition.
Photos by Matt Albiani