Buffalo Joe McBryan, June 2009
billbradenphoto brings a unique blend of creativity, experience and effective visual communication to resource, corporate and editorial markets across Northern Canada.
My services are designed to help clients use great photography as a key part of their communications and marketing strategies. I work collaboratively and creatively with clients to deliver images that are visually exciting, technically excellent, versatile and give great value.
I established this business in March 2009 to blend my lifelong passion for photography with 50 years in Northern journalism, business, community and government in Yellowknife and Whitehorse. I have extensive contacts with leaders in many sectors. Since the 1970s I have traveled to virtually every community in Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.
My Northern expertise is complemented with an honours diploma (2009) in Commercial Digital Photography at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (www.vanarts.com)
I value good planning, collaboration and professionalism. Project proposals and quotes will assure the client of getting the best results in the most efficient way.
My photographic style is anchored in journalism and reportage, ideally suited to Northern clients needing fresh, strong images to tell their stories and sell their message in websites, publications and displays. I am especially motivated to get people involved in the images, and strive to tell the story through their eyes.
My stock library covers a wide catalog of events, people, communities industrial settings and themes across the North since 2009. If I don't have what you need, I can often find it for you.
communications., business, Politics
Building the Deh Cho Bridge, 2012
As a young reporter with the weekly News of the North andYellowknifer newspapers in the early 1970s, I started to hone a nose for news and an eye for images.
After a short stint in the Photo Department of the Edmonton Journal (1974) I joined the Department of Indian Affairs Affairs and Northern Development (1976-1980) as a communications officer in the NWT and Whitehorse, Yukon.
In Whitehorse, my wife Valery and I opened Yukon Gallery in 1977, a retail fine art and framing shop. With the arrival of our two daughters and after selling the business in 1987, we returned to Yellowknife. I took on a varied portfolio: small business adviser with the Federal Business Development Bank, executive director of the NWT Tourism Industry Association, back to the Yellowknifer as the mining and business reporter, and from 1995 to 1999, the director of communications for the NWT Power Corporation.
I won election to the NWT Legislative Assembly as the Member for Great Slave for two terms (1999 to 2007), serving as a "regular" member in the NWT's consensus, non-partisan legislature. I chose to retire from politics and return to my photography roots. Since starting business in 2009, I have been fortunate to work with many of the resource, industrial and commercial leaders across the NWT.
I have regularly contributed to the Canadian Mining Journal as its Northern Correspondent. And I have had the extraordinary opportunity to photograph, write and produce two books on the North: On Good Ice, the story of the epic road to Canada's gold and diamond mines in 2012, and Bridging the Dehcho, the story of 50 years of crossing the Mackenzie River (anticipated release in the spring of 2014).