Shane Arsenault is a free lance photographer local to the Calgary area, and is the founder of the photography studio collective, Loft 704. To date, Shane has been immersed in the artistic and business community in Alberta for over 10 years, graduating with a Bachelor of Design (majoring in Photography) in 2015, teaching in notable photography programs such as Through the Lens, and participating in over 15 solo and group exhibitions.
Natalia Barberis is an analogue photographer and artist based out of Calgary, creating epic bodies of work photographing and documenting people and places all around the world. She graduated from ACAD in 2014 with a Bachelor of Design, majoring in photography and has over 10 solo and group shows to her name.
As a team, Shane and Natalia have a considerable amount of credibility to their names, together having over 15 years photographic darkroom experience, 25 solo and group shows and a deep passion for historical and contemporary photographic practices. The two have been in collaboration since 2016, travelling across Alberta with their hand crafted ultra large format camera and their darkroom on wheels. They were funded by the Alberta Foundation of Arts between 2017 and 2018 to continue their work.
They are currently exhibiting at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary in a group show called “Before Digital: Post-1970 Photography in Alberta”. Between February 17th to March 16th, 2019.