About - Stephen DesRoches

Artist Statement

Keeping photography fun is an exciting task. Endless resources of information and much to learn without any pressure or expectations. The idea of recording the world onto single frames is an exercise that forces a closer look at light, colours and shapes. Either it be at home on quiet Prince Edward Island or the occasional travel to much larger destinations, a camera in hand has become as common as carrying identification. The desire to become better is stronger than ever but at the end of each day; it’s still all for fun.


About Stephen

From a small island in Atlantic Canada, I have had the great opportunity to live the life of a full-time artist through a mix of both photography and design. For the past 16 years, I have been a designer on many interesting web-based products. Our focus is on how design and usability can improve the users experience.

At the same time, the art of photography has become a full-time daily creative exercise for both personal and commercial work. The mix between design and photography complement each other nicely.

I like to create. My days are focused on:

  • Being a husband and a dad. I have a 3 year old daughter.
  • Being a designer at silverorange. Working with medical education web-based products. Previously Firefox and Duolingo.
  • Being creative lead and designer for TinEye. A reverse image search engine.
  • Being a photographer. That's what this website is all about.
  • Being a writer. I have a casual photoblog at Focused on Light.
  • Being an amateur traveller. I’m in a plane as often as I can be.
  • Being a contributor at OFFBEAT. Photography education through articles and workshop tours.
  • Being a designer for the publisher oopoomoo. I’ve helped create more than 20 photography related ebooks.
  • Being an ambassador to my home province. I helped create the photographers guide to PEI.
  • Being social. Mostly Facebook and Instagram.

Contact Information

For all requests, the best way to reach me is by email. I check it much more often (several times daily) than I do my phone. In fact, the ringer on my phone is almost always turned off.

  • email: hello@stephendesroches.com
  • phone: please email


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