Our Studio

On the corner of 8th Street and 13th Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis, 8th Street Studio is located in a historic Craftsman style warehouse building that was originally built in 1915 for Donaldson’s department store. Our beautiful building, which constructed of glazed yellow brick and Oregon fir timbers, is one of the last of it’s kind in the Twin Cities.

Studio details:
8,000 square feet
17′ ceilings
32′ drive-in cove
Full kitchen
Daylight shooting space
360º turntables


Our Photographer

Robert Olding

Growing up in Southwestern Idaho, my access to the arts and culture were limited mostly to TV and radio with the occasional foray into macrame and sewing. I had a great love for all things creative and was generally thought of as an all around weird kid. I kept busy by enlisting my 5 brothers and sisters to star in my various attempts at film making. My version of Grease is legendary amongst a handful of people living in Idaho. I pursued music and enjoyed many years playing drums with various local bands.

After initially thinking I was going to be a rock star, I took a photography class as an elective. The moment I developed my first roll of film, I was hooked. I refocused my creative passions and eventually graduated from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.  I have lived and worked in New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. I’m currently settled in Minneapolis. I spend my free time watching my six year old daughter grow up and wishing I could be six again too.