Image by Curtis Jones in Greenland

Image by Curtis Jones in Greenland

Who is Stephen DesRoches?

I am a landscape, nature, wildlife and editorial photographer based in Prince Edward Island, Canada. With provincial borders defined by the ocean, this Island 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.

My days are spent working with the team at silverorange where I am a creative lead designer for TinEye (a reverse image and photography search engine). I am also proud to have been part of the Firefox logo and early designs of Duolingo.

Photography is my daily creative exercise for personal and commercial work. 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'.

Artist Statement

We share this planet with a vast variety of other living things and photography was the gift to myself to help see and think more deeply about the environment we live in. Cherish, preserve, appreciate, conserve, defend, and protect are some of the words I associate with the responsibility of outdoor photography.

Photography can and should be about much more than 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. It is about memories, experiences, and preservation of time.

I wanted to be a painter but traded in my inks, paints and brushes for photographic equipment 15 years ago. The tools may now be different but my end goal to create, however, remains all the same.

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 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 in Iceland

Image by Scott Dimond in Iceland

Selfie in Snowbird Jet #9

Selfie in Snowbird Jet #9

Client 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

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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