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Hidden Opulence

Author: Kateshia Pendergrass
Date:Mon Mar 01 2021

For the month of February, I worked with Mercatus on their Black Odyssey campaign, an effort to bring attention to African-American businesses in the Portland, Oregon area. In the process I had the opportunity to meet some fantastic business owners. One of the businesses is Design Opulence, a tailoring boutique that specializes in making clothes REALLY fit.

Drea Johnson is passionate about her business, and that love showed through in her images. I just loved photographing her! I love clients like Drea Johnson. The richness in color and textures of her studio were so beautiful, and I love capturing natural hair. I took great care to light her face and hair separately. This gorgeous hair deserved more than just a rim light, and her beautiful face deserved more than just a key light. Both elements had so much detail that I wanted to ensure it showed up in the images. Here are the photos!

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