Breakfast Television sat down with Caitlin Cronenberg to talk about the launch of her latest collection HEAT, at Taglialatella Galleries with a secret pop-up exhibition showcasing an exclusive series of her fine art photography celebrity portraits and fashion editorial images.
“BT: What inspired HEAT?
CC: ‘HEAT was inspired by the earlier stages of my photography career, and the messy, hectic, crazy shoots that I started out doing. The Michael Fassbender shoot was the very first shoot I did for L’Uomo Vogue, and it was a cover. The pressure was outrageous, but it was such a positive experience. We shot in an abandoned train yard in downtown LA, behind a salsa factory. The cops showed up near the end and threatened to arrest us for trespassing. Those early shoots really shaped my shooting style and reminded me to stay loose and free while I’m shooting and let the moments come naturally. It’s powerful for me to see them all together in one shoot, and also featuring one of my newer works (GOLDFINGER). It’s nostalgic, and it’s where I got my start.’
BT: How did you get involved with Taglialatella Galleries?
CC: ‘Taglialatella has been incredibly supportive of my career thus far. We did a show together during TIFF with works from The Endings. It’s a great venue in a classic Toronto neighborhood. The gallery opened where the Coffee Mill used to be, which is where I used to have lunch with my best friend and our moms when we were kids. It’s so lovely when things come full circle like that!'”