Brad Edelman graduated from North High in 1978 and is a 1982 graduate of the University of Missouri. He currently resides in New Orleans, LA.
Brad played in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints for nine seasons. He played center on the offensive line and was elected to the NFL Pro Bowl. He was drafted out of the University of Missouri, where he was an All-American in 1981. He was also named to the All-Century team, the All-Big 8 team and was a Lombardi Award nominee while at Mizzou.
After retiring from the Saints, Brad spent several years traveling and pursuing an acting and musical career. He appeared in numerous television commercials, television shows and theater productions. He became captivated by photography and began perfecting his craft, eventually moving back to the French Quarter to open his own studio.
He currently fields freelance commissions for the worlds of fine art and entertainment, including music, film, stage, fashion and corporate photography. He can often be found on the streets of New Orleans, working on his fine art photography series, Textures.
In Textures, Brad transforms magnified elements like car rust or cracked cement into highly elevated abstract art reprints. His first major showing of Textures was critically acclaimed.
Brad has had success in other fields as well. He has sung the national anthem in the Louisiana Superdome before Saints' games and studied voice in Los Angeles and New Orleans. He operates Edelman Enterprises, which incorporates all business aspects of his work in the creative arts, including the licensing and marketing of intellectual properties.
His interests in the community include work with the Special Olympics, the United Way, the March of Dimes, Cystic Fibrosis and the American Cancer Society. Brad has traveled the country speaking to major corporations and was the United Way Speaker's Bureau Chairman.
Currently, Brad owns his own photography studio in New Orleans. His work can be seen at www.edelmanphoto.com.