Commercial Photographer in Edmonton

Edmonton commercial photographer Brock Kryton shares his story.

Brock Kryton was born and raised in Edmonton and began shooting stills when he was fifteen years old. He was the first freshman in his high school to receive the McBain Camera Graphic Arts Awards for Proficiency in Graphic Arts normally awarded to graduating students.

After completing high school, and after a miserable semester in the sciences at the U of A, he withdrew from his program, started a photography business, and began photographing and selling prints of competitors at Western and English equestrian events across Western Canada. A year later, he was asked to photograph the national event for Trail Riding and Endurance Riding in Sundre, Alberta.

From there, he decided to give post-secondary education a second chance and enrolled in the Design Studies program at MacEwan University with a major in photography. While at University, he learned the art and craft of studio photography and eventually graduated on the Dean's list three years later.

What is he up to now?

He now lives and works as commercial photographer in Edmonton with clients in many different sectors. He is also a sessional instructor at MacEwan University. He has taught a variety of photography classes in Edmonton including Portrait Photography, Contemporary Lifestyle Photography, iPhone Photography, and Special Event Photography.

In 2013, Brock received an honourable mention as one of Canada's top 25 emerging artists in CAPIC's "Rodeo 6" contest. He currently has representation with the Art Sales and Rental Gallery Department of the Art Gallery of Alberta. When he's not developing his craft, Brock enjoys spending time with his family (wife and two daughters) and cheering on his favourite hockey team, the Edmonton Oilers!