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.
Who is Stephen DesRoches?
Prince Edward Island is home 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. I am the 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.
Assignments, Licensing and Prints
For all requests, please contact me by email using the link above. For image licensing requests, please describe how you plan on using the image in your email.
Painting with light
Photography is a form of art but it's 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 a second look at our surroundings. It forces us away from the computer screens. It encourages adventures. It triggers memories. And it documents the important things that are always changing.
Before trading in my inks, paints and brushes for the digital creative life, my interest in photography started with traditional painting. Photographic equipment is now my current tool of choice but the end goal is all the same.
Prince Edward Island Health Card
You may be carrying a print of mine right now. My image appears on the public provincial health card.