Image by Dave Brosha

Image by Dave Brosha

Who is Stephen?

I am a landscape, nature, wildlife and editorial photographer based in Prince Edward Island, Canada. This Island with borders defined by the ocean is the place I have called home for 40 years and where I have had the fantastic opportunity to live the life of a full-time artist through a mix of both photography and design.

My days are spent working with the great team at silverorange and I am a creative lead for TinEye (a reverse image and photography search engine) and proud to have been part of the Firefox branding process.

When not designing, the art of photography has become a full-time daily creative exercise for personal and commercial work. My current interests are focused on the changing landscape, conservation projects and the effects of our actions. I believe in a leave no trace attitude.

I am a contributing educator at OFFBEAT and previously worked with a publisher to create and design more than 20 photography related ebooks.

I am a Prince Edward Island tourism ambassador and co-author of the book 'A Photographer's Guide to Prince Edward Island'.

Selfie in Snowbird Jet #9

Selfie in Snowbird Jet #9

Artist Statement

We share this planet with a vast variety of other living things and photography is the gift to see and think more deeply about the environment we live in. Cherish, preserve, appreciate, conserve, adore, defend, and protect are some of the words I think of in regards to outdoor photography and what I want to communicate with my images.

I turned away from the path of a painter 15 years ago and traded in my inks, paints and brushes for photographic equipment. The end goal, however, remains all the same. Celebrate our surroundings or as the saying goes: "Take only pictures, leave only footprints."

Photography has become my way of creating but it is also about memories, experiences, and preservation. Photography can and should be about so much more than just taking pictures. It encourages us to stop and take that second look at our surroundings. It forces us away from computer screens and it encourages adventure.

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.

Image by Scott Dimond

Image by Scott Dimond

Past work and publications

Nature Conservancy of Canada · Parks Canada, Prince Edward Island National Park · Prince Edward Island Tourism · Health PEI · Welcome PEI · PEI Living · Saltscapes Magazine · Warren's Carpentry · Royal LePage APM Commercial · Vicwest Building Products · Charlotte Henry Design · PhotoLife Magazine · Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine · Maclean's · bioGraphic · Journal Pioneer · The Globe and Mail · National Post · Fly PEI · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency · Charlottetown Area Development Corporation · Destination Canada

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If you live in Prince Edward Island, you may already be carrying a print of mine. An image on mine appears on our public provincial health card.

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