The Bay: Creators of Style: Photo Exhibition & Book Release

Event has passed (Fri Jan 25, 2013 - Wed Feb 13, 2013)
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Award Winning Fashion Photographer Liz Caruana
Exhibits Solo Portrait Show and Book Release

Opening Reception: Friday January 25, 7-9:30pm
Artist Talk: 7:30 pm, Book Signing: 7:45 - 8:15 pm
Exhibition: January 25 - February 13, 2013

Gallery Carte Blanche will open a unique exhibition featuring new work by award winning fashion photographer Liz Caruana on January 25, 2013, on view until February 13, 2013. The Bay: Creators of Style is a solo portrait show and book release featuring intimate images of San Francisco Bay Area Fashion designers. A selection of images will be featured at the Gallery with the entire series of 61 images in the accompanying book. Gallery Carte Blanche will hold an opening reception with the artist Friday January 25, from 7-9:30 p.m. and an
Artist Talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. with a book signing from 7:45-8:15pm.

The Bay: Creators of Style is a photographic study of the independent clothing, jewelry, handbag, and hat designer community. This cross-section of 48 companies represent the best and most well known names in haute couture and ready to wear. Bay Area darlings like Christopher Collins, Camelia Skikos, Daniel Sudar, Joseph Domingo, Nooworks, and FluffyCo show their true personalities in these black and white portraits revealing the heart and soul behind their brands. While other cities tout themselves as capitals of fashion, Bay Area designers are so much more. They are committed to their community’s morals and standards and operate their businesses on
principles of eco-friendly and “made in America.” These principles are what make them unique and position them opposite the flood of mass-produced, outsourced, and cheaply made products on the market. This ethic is the core of what Bay Area fashion design is all about.

About the photographer
Born in Canada, Liz Caruana studied Cinema at the University of Toronto, embracing the idea of creating images that tell stories. She went on to work on feature films until transitioning to photography upon her move to San Francisco in 2004. In 2010, Liz Caruana was awarded San Francisco’s Best Fashion Photographer. Regarding this art show Caruana stated “The Bay Area has such talented designers, I wanted to share who these creative forces were.”

An 8.5x6 boutique photo book titled The Bay: Creators of Style accompanies the exhibition. The publication includes 61? black and white images and personal stories from the designers. It is available for pre-order until Dec. 5, 2012 with limited copies available for sale at the reception.


Carte Blanche gallery & bookstore
973 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
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  1. Carte Blanche gallery & bookstore
    973 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA