brad : the photographer
Originally trained as an architect, Brad has been shooting professionally since 2006. He sold his first photograph in 1999, an image from the mountaineering expeditions that still comprise some of his most compelling work (and his most exciting weekends). He studied compositional photography and dark room technique at Colenso College in New Zealand before refining his his eye and visual sense at the Pacific Design Academy in Victoria BC and the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Architecture.
Brad has been featured in numerous magazines (including the October 2012 cover of World Wise journal of international development), newspapers, and by the CBC. He is Canadian Bureau photographerfor the Kyiv Post (Ukraine's largest and oldest English newspaper) and is the in-house photographer for BOS Events, one of Alberta's premiere event planning companies.
olena : lighting & wardrobe
When she's not hobnobbing with diplomats and dignitaries in her role as the Kyiv Post's Canadian Bureau Chief, Olena serves as the lighting and wardrobe tech on many of Brad's studio shoots, as well as helping look after much of the business end of Icecastles Photography.
She has a master’s degree in publishing and editing from the Institute of Journalism in Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. Olena was a 2016 Alfred Friendly Press Partners fellow who worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for six months.