People of PATTERN: Tad Fruits

If you’re a fan of modern architecture, especially the kind you see in Columbus, IN, then you’re likely familiar with Tad Fruits’ work. Tad’s a generalist and can shoot anything, but he’s especially passionate about the built environment, an interest he picked up while working at the Indianapolis Museum of Art where he was able to spend a lot of time at the famous Miller House. Most recently, Tad spend time documenting Exhibit Columbus, and of course if you flip through back issue of PATTERN magazine, you’re likely to see Tad’s beautiful work in its pages as well.

What do your friends call you? Tad


How old are you (if you don’t mind me asking!)?
Fifty-four


Where are you from? Born and raised in Indianapolis


Which neighborhood do you live in right now? Brownsburg


What do you do for a living? Free-lance Photographer


What do you do as a creative outlet? Work and play, it’s all photography.


What’s the most interesting thing happening in Indy right now? Downtown growth is transforming the city and thankfully, spurring amazing outdoor spaces like the Land Collective designed landscape at the Cummins Indy DBU Headquarters.


Last trip you took? It’s been awhile but it was gloriously sunny and ocean filled.


How did you first hear about PATTERN? Creatives working in a city the size of Indy always cross paths, especially when that group is an energetic, positive influence like PATTERN. 


What event are you looking forward to attending in the next few months?
 Attending the Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native performance at the HI-Fi on March 7th.

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