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Stephen and four time Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden collaborated to produce this series of kayak motion exposure photos. Half of the proceeds from the sale of these prints will go to Project Canoe, a Toronto based charity that helps youth develop life skills through wilderness canoe trips.

Stephen attached colour changing LED lights to Adam’s paddle and used a long exposure photograph to reveal the path of his paddle stroke. Each photo is a single exposure and has not been manipulated in Photoshop. Adam doesn’t show up in two of the photos since the only things that will be exposed on the camera's sensor are stationary, like the skyline, or bright, like the LEDs. Since Adam is a dark object that's moving, he’s not in the same spot long enough to show up in the photo. For the photo where Adam is visible, Stephen illuminated him with a flash.

“This project represents something really exciting for me; a really unique intersection of technology, sport and art. The result is a striking image representing something more than simply a moment; it's an image that demonstrates movement over a period of time, made even more gorgeous with my home and favourite city in the world as the background.” - Adam van Koeverden

Open edition prints on Fuji lustre paper, unmounted and plexi face-mounted are available to purchase through this site. Contact Stephen, [email protected] about limited edition signed prints on archival paper.
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