With LED lights strapped to the end of the paddle, a kayaker’s movement across water takes on a whole new look.
Canadian photographer Stephen Orlando uses LED lights with customizable color patterns and long exposure photography to present a unique and beautiful look at human movement.
He attaches the lights to kayak and canoe paddles, a swimmers arms, and a bike polo mallet and then records the movements as his subjects travel through time and space.
These photos show a canoeist’s paddle strokes:
And these show the pattern created by a kayaker:
And finally, these are a kayaker paddling whitewater: