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Krystal Schlegel, Stephanie Stare, Jaclyn Dennis
Krystal Schlegel, Stephanie Stare, Jaclyn Dennis Photo by Kristina Bowman
Brian Bolke, Gray Malin
Brian Bolke, Gray Malin Photo by Kristina Bowman
Lynn McBee & Chris Culak
Chris Culak, Lynn McBee Photo by Kristina Bowman
David Nichols, Erin Mathews
 David Nichols, Erin Mathews  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Megan McDonald, Mary Spies
Megan McDonald, Mary Spies Photo by Kristina Bowman
Melissa Marks, Thom Faust, Meghan Looney, Phillip Cottone
Melissa Marks, Thom Faust, Meghan Looney, Phillip Cottone  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Lynn M. Davis, Clark Knippers, Kersten Rettig, Gray Malin, Brian Bolke
Lynn M. Davis, Clark Knippers, Kersten Rettig, Gray Malin, Brian Bolke Photo by Kristina Bowman
Elaine Agather, Bradley Agather Means
Elaine Agather, Bradley Agather Means  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Lucy Wrubel
Lucy Wrubel Photo by Kristina Bowman
Allyson Cooke, Helena Wall, Ginny Fein
Allyson Cooke, Helena Wall, Ginny Fein Photo by Kristina Bowman
Lindsay Jacaman, Ashleigh Chiaviello, Marjon Zabihi
Lindsay Jacaman, Ashleigh Chiaviello, Marjon Zabihi Photo by Kristina Bowman
Lael Brodsky, Adam Shulman
Lael Brodsky, Adam Shulman Photo by Kristina Bowman
Helena Wall, Donna Brittingham, Allyson Cooke, Stephanie Roberts
Helena Wall, Donna Brittingham, Allyson Cooke, Stephanie Roberts Photo by Kristina Bowman
Denise McGaha, Shelly Rosenberg
Denise McGaha, Shelly Rosenberg Photo by Kristina Bowman
Clark Knippers and Kersten Rettig
Carl Knippers, Kersten Rettig Photo by Kristina Bowman
Chandra North Blaylock, Lisa Moore, Jana Parker
Chandra North Blaylock, Lisa Moore, Jana Parker  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Missy Rogers, Lorene Agather
Missy Rogers, Lorene Agather Photo by Kristina Bowman
Abi Ferrin, Susie Straubmueller, Jonika Nix
Abi Ferrin, Susie Straubmueller, Jonika Nix  Photo by Kristina Bowman
Krystal Schlegel, Stephanie Stare, Jaclyn Dennis
Brian Bolke, Gray Malin
Lynn McBee & Chris Culak
David Nichols, Erin Mathews
Megan McDonald, Mary Spies
Melissa Marks, Thom Faust, Meghan Looney, Phillip Cottone
Lynn M. Davis, Clark Knippers, Kersten Rettig, Gray Malin, Brian Bolke
Elaine Agather, Bradley Agather Means
Lucy Wrubel
Allyson Cooke, Helena Wall, Ginny Fein
Lindsay Jacaman, Ashleigh Chiaviello, Marjon Zabihi
Lael Brodsky, Adam Shulman
Helena Wall, Donna Brittingham, Allyson Cooke, Stephanie Roberts
Denise McGaha, Shelly Rosenberg
Clark Knippers and Kersten Rettig
Chandra North Blaylock, Lisa Moore, Jana Parker
Missy Rogers, Lorene Agather
Abi Ferrin, Susie Straubmueller, Jonika Nix
CultureMap Dallas associate editor Diana Oates

Forty Five Ten is best known as a showplace for high fashion. But it also makes a pretty sweet art gallery, as owner Brian Bolke proved recently when he hosted Dallas photographer Gray Malin for a special event honoring Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center fundraiser Art for Advocacy.

Art enthusiasts — including Lynn McBee, Lynn M. Davis, Clark Knippers, Kersten Rettig, Elaine Agather, Julie Hawes, Krystal Schlegel, Chris Culak, Abi Ferrin, Chandra North Blaylock, David Nichols and Erin Mathews — chatted eagerly with Malin, who is noted for his Prada Marfa and À La Plage, À La Piscine series.

“I got in touch with Forty Five Ten, and we brought together images from five different bodies of work,” Malin said. “I wanted to do a homecoming in the community that helped me get up and stand on my own two feet.”

Malin’s images, mixed with plenty of bubbles, tasty bites and hip beats from DJ Lucy Wrubel, made for a night that no self-respecting social butterfly would miss. Speaking of hard to miss, several of Malin’s well-known photographs adorned the store, and everything was for sale.

The most buzzed-about shots were those of the beach. Despite their popularity, Malin says his initial idea was to shoot pools. In fact, he discovered the beauty of the beach from above by accident.

According to Malin, he went from hotel to hotel in Miami, asking if he could shoot their pools; they turned him down time and time again. Not taking no for an answer, Malin decided the best way to shoot these pools was to rent a helicopter. So he did.

“As we were circling the pools, we would swing out over South Beach, and that is where I discovered the beauty of the beach from above,” Malin said. “It was really about the umbrellas and the chairs and the architectural patterns of them all.

“I got home, and the pool images were cool. But I knew that there was something special about the pictures of the beach.”

So what does the future hold for this Dallasite living out his dream in Los Angeles — and across the globe?

“I am starting a new project in Antarctica in December that I am really excited about,” he says. “We are in the process of getting ready for that. It’s an exciting new series that will allow me to go to continent number seven.”

The Art for Advocacy auction party, taking place Thursday, November 7, at F.I.G., raises funds to aid the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) in its mission to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County.

DCAC coordinates the investigation and prosecution of the most severe cases of child abuse in our community and provides national leadership on child abuse issues.

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