During her two years as an assistant to the infamous Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Claiborne Swanson Frank decided to change directions. Born in Naples, FL and growing up between Florida, London, and San Francisco, this self-taught photographer chose to take a road traveled by many, but with only few reaching success. In such a short time, the now fine art photographer has been making quite a name for herself. Since her start in 2010, Swanson Frank already has one book, Indigo Light, under her belt. Released as a collection of 29 portraits of women in her life, Indigo Light has lead to the inspiration for her second release, American Beauty.

With an aesthetic of what she believes is the vision of modern American beauty and style, Swanson Frank’s second work is a compilation celebrating American women’s unique genius, beauty and originality. Featuring some of the most interesting women that exemplify a rare blend of charisma, grace, tenacity, and glamour, Swanson Frank’s work is a captivating collection of women redefining diverse industries. American Beauty includes side texts by Genevieve Bahrenburg, a forward from Vogue Photography Director Ivan Shaw, and a preface by author Lesley M. M. Blume as well as highlighting such amazing women as Lake Bell, Erin Burnett, Alina Cho, Solange Knowles, and Joan Smalls.

Marissa Collections is thrilled to have Claiborne Swanson Frank in our store for a book signing of her work, American Beauty. The event will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 2-6PM with copies of the book available for purchase in store or at marissacollections.com.

*Photos by Assouline.com