Resolve Photo started in 2009 by two people just trying to solve one simple problem: to find a good commercial print. As photographers, founders Costas Costoulas and Jamie Tilston were both dissatisfied with the process of ordering a print; they simply wanted to speak to the people operating the machines. For some reason, this was an impossible task! So, they purchased a printer and printed their first successful exhibition for Jamie. Word spread, they bought more printers, moved out of the basement and into a small studio, and it’s been growing ever since.

We now occupy a 2300 sq. ft. studio space just outside of downtown with staff who multi-task like champs and occasional VIPs who step in to help out. We’re proud of the space we’ve built and we are constantly changing and improving. Our goal is to be your full service shop to help you with digital file and colour management all the way through to presentation. We have a client list that includes enthusiasts, artists, arts professionals, galleries, museums, studios, governments, universities, and corporations. No matter how big or small the project, we take a lot of care to walk through every step with you and make sure the final product is exactly as you imagined.

We offer a huge selection of in-stock fine art papers. We also know every paper we stock inside and out, upside down and backwards, because we print on them ourselves (but also because we’re pretty nerdy about paper). This means we know what paper is going to be best for your images. Our philosophy is to show your work at its best. Our large format inkjet printers can go up to 60 x 120” on many of our in-stock papers so you can go really big with that epic mountain scene you love. On top of all our exceptional colour printing we also offer printing with a specialty black and white inkset (K7 = 7 types of black ink) for crazy beautiful monochrome prints.

 

TEAM PHOTOS BY NATHAN ELSON.

Costas Costoulas, Founder

Costas started Resolve Photo back in 2009 with Jamie Tilston so suffice it to say he’s pretty passionate about the shop. He tries to escape to the backcountry as much as possible with is wife, Kirsten, but can also be found hiking, cycle touring, or skiing in winter. Costas is very involved in Calgary’s art scene and contributes time and knowledge to several artist run centres & photography programs.

Costas will be showing his latest work, Atmospheric Reclamation, at The Edge Gallery in Calgary as part of the 2019 Exposure Photography Festival.

Favourite album (right now): Nirvana, “Nevermind”
Inspirational artist: Jeff Wall
Animal twin: Llama

Amanda Yeoman, Studio Coordinator

Costas has hired Amanda twice now. First, about a decade ago for a different job, then in 2018 for Resolve Photo. Amanda is the first point of contact for most that either call or visit Resolve. As Studio Coordinator, she makes sure that awesome projects happen, and that everyone is kept in the loop.

Favourite album (right now): Coming Soon
Inspirational artist: Coming Soon
Animal twin: Coming Soon

Royce Howland, Master Printer & Special Projects

Royce Howland is one hundred percent photography one hundred percent of the time. If he’s not printing, he’s shooting or teaching or writing or testing new papers or making paper profiles or… you get the picture. The other hundred percent of the time he loves to hang out with family, and especially to travel with his wife. They have a particular love of Iceland and the American desert southwest. He’s also involved with outreach programs promoting photography as an art form. Oh, did we mention he’s an exhibiting artist? (We have no idea when he sleeps. No, for real, we really don’t.)

Favourite album (right now): Dire Straits, “Brothers In Arms”
Inspirational artist: Edward Steichen
Animal twin: Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger)

Derek Bisbing, Website, Graphic Design, & General Troublemaker

Typically, most of the people hired at Resolve have been customers first. That includes Derek. He was a rad customer when we first met him, and he’s a rad dude working for us. Derek has done it all at Resolve- printing, framing, and photography. He’s currently in charge of most things website and graphic design. Recently, he’s shown his fine art photography work through The Edge Gallery in Calgary and Canmore. He also curates the walls of a local venue to ensure that patrons get an eyeful as well as a mouthful of tasty treats. He’s an awesome dad, and a hard-core mountain biker.

Favourite album (right now): Something abrasive
Inspirational artist: Michael Kenna
Animal twin: Panda