Last month Minnesota Alumni contacted be for a quick location portrait assignment one of their notable alumni.
Patricia Columbus-Powers graduated from the U of M with a degree in engineering, is currently working on her M.B.A., and just started a high-end fashion line that draws on her Native American heritage and artistic traditions. I photographed Patricia inside and around her Saint Paul home. It was a little challenging as Patricia only had one prototype available to showcase in the photos. I worked with Patricia to arrange all her drawing and design supplies, some brand new leather she’d just purchased, and one of her finished design drawings on her coffee table. I shot wide variety of candid images as Patricia worked on a new drawing. With the afternoon sun getting a little lower, the light outside Patricia’s house began to turn nice and warm. The huge historic oak tree in Patricia’s front yard was a beautiful natural background in the heart of the city that tied in nicely with the natural elements of the designs.Read More