Stephen Orlando, kayakers' motions, photography in motion, LED lights, Canadian artist, long exposure photography

Stephen Orlando’s photos are both whimsical and beautiful. Human movement and sports like kayaking, karate and swimming inspire him to capture movement through colorful light trails. Using long exposure photography and custom color patterns of LED lights he tells a story of movement against stunning backdrops.

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The light trails on these photos aren’t artificially created with Photoshop; this magical technique is called ‘light painting’, or ‘light graffiti’. They represent the actual pattern that objects like kayaks make while in motion.

With his art, Orlando pays homage to pioneers on photographing movement like Étienne-Jules Marey, Anton Giulio Bragaglia, Gjon Mili and Frank Gilbreth.

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Photos by Stephen Orlando