Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando is fascinated with capturing human motion. So he developed a brilliant method to record movement through time and space in a single long exposure photograph. Using LED lights attached to objects -- in this case kayaks -- he paints wonderful images with multicolored light and the resulting compositions are spellbinding.
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.
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.
Via This is Colossal
Photos by Stephen Orlando