Brad Schade has been a photographer for more than 25 years. Initially trained in fine art photography, he later worked as a photojournalist, and while getting a Master's degree in journalism, taught photography at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

The works of such great 20th century photographers as Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock and Ansel Adams -- artists who dabbled in portraiture but were not particularly known for their people photography - piqued his interest in photography.  And although he tried his hand at landscape and nature photography, over the years as a photographer and a journalist he found that making images of people to be the most rewarding.  He now specializes in fine art black and white portrait photography as well as fashion and commercial photography.