Friday, May 06, 2011

Larger Than Life

Jamie Tilston and Costas Costoulas are Calgary's best kept secret in large-scale fine art printing. Together, the pair has been quietly building a loyal following offering a wide variety of printing solutions through their company Resolve Photo.

I recently visited the Resolve Photo studio, which is situated in a quiet corner of Killarney just off 29th Street SW. Although their shop is limited by size, they've managed to pack a great deal of technology into a small space. Printers and equipment are packed into every corner like a jigsaw puzzle. Fine art prints adorn the walls on all sides and offer up a view into the company's wide array of print finishes and mediums.

During my visit, Jamie showed me a few impressive black and white archival prints mounted on foam board. He explained the printing process, highlighting how the various papers effect tonality and the subtle differences in dynamic range. I was especially impressed by the canvas prints and the resin coated art work.

More and professional photographers have been using Resolve Photo to bring their work to life in a big way. The sky is the limit and when standing in front of a huge print, it's easy to see the appeal. There's just something about art made large. It's immersive and ponderous, often inviting a sense of awe.

If you're interested to learn more about Resolve Photo, be sure to check out their website, or give them a call at: 403.457.5527.

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