To Brad Arender, Louisiana is home. Years ago, his home was threatened by Hurricane Katrina. However, he was able to turn the negatives of one of America's most tragic events, into art.
"I hope that when people see the work I did in New Orleans that they have a sense of scope of the devastation that happened in New Orleans," said Brad Arender, photographer for Arender Studios.
Brad's photography takes a unique look into the aftermath of the 2005 storm.
"The houses all had these x's on the front because all these houses had been searched by searchers and I tried to put myself in the mindset of the people who lived there who were showing up to there homes after this devastating hurricane," Brad told NBC 10 News.
Most importantly to Brad, he was able to complete the project with respect to the people of New Orleans.
"I tried to be real sensitive with what was going on down there. I don't think I exploited anything," said Brad.
Five years later, his work is on display for the twin cities to see.