I met O’Calla out walking her dog late one afternoon. I had noticed her arm tattoos originally and complimented her on them. I asked her if I could make her portrait for the project I was working on and she agreed. Her dog “Curtis” also happily agreed and was super excited and was a natural in his posing for the portrait.
When O’Calla told me her name I was immediately curious about its origin and asked her how she got her name. She explained that her mother’s best friend’s mother was named O’Calla and had loved the name.
O’Calla is a bartender at the hip Borough restaurant in the North loop area in Minneapolis. I haven’t been there yet but we talked about how much that area has grown out in the last few years due to the surging growth of jobs and residents in the area. I will definitely need to check out the Borough and Parlour restaurant / bar in the near future. http://www.boroughmpls.com/