Large format / fine art printing, presentation studio and gallery

Resolve Photo started in 2009 by two photographers dissatisfied with finding a good commercial print. Costas Costoulas and Jamie Tilston simply wanted to speak to the people operating the machines but 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.

Now occupying a 2300 sq. ft. studio space just outside of downtown, Resolve Photo has four staff and occasional VIPs who step in to help out. We’re proud of the space we’ve built and it’s constant evolution. Our goal is to be a full service shop that can help you with digital file and colour management all the way through to presentation. We have a client list that includes galleries, museums, studios, government, 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 it.

Our Team

PHOTO 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

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