Artistic Photo Portfolio

Our portfolio is at the base of our marketing and sales action. It aims to show our know-how, our style, our capacity and our creativity.

As photographers, it's natural to showcase our portfolio in the form of galleries. We do not deal here with the sales we make to collectors or other buyers. This theme is discussed in the news section of our blog.

We chose to show to show our know-how through 6 specific portfolios grouping each 15 photos. We have also chosen to show photo galleries that also represent thematic rankings by region of the world or by animal species or on specific topics.

The elegance and the tranquility of a feather flotting on the water of a pond.
The elegance and the tranquility of a feather flotting on the water of a pond.

To highlight the ethereal aspect of our landscape and animal subjects, we favor refined compositions to capture unique and evanescent moments as an invitation to dream. Their photographs focus on representing scenes that are usually impossible to reproduce thus freezing those fleeting moments. The conservation and education of nature flow through each of our artistic photographic works, connecting them together. The technological tools are the brushes that we use to illuminate the surreal elements of the natural landscapes spanning the universe captured within the frame.

Photo Portfolio in the Two Styles

Wildlife portfolio in black and white of Amar and Isabelle Guillen

Wildlife Photo portfolio in Shades of Blacks and Whites

Wildlife photography portfolio in shades of blacks and whites We are passionate about both land and underwater wildlife. We love to discover and observe wild animals living in their natural environments. Photography enables us to preserve the animal behaviors that we see or to create environmental…
Landscape portfolio in Black and white of Amar and Isabelle Guillen

Landscape Portfolio in Shades of Blacks and Whites

Landscape photography portfolio in shades of blacks and whites Landscapes have always held an indescribable fascination for us. We have often been struck speechless by aspects of a landscape that we had not imagined. It is rarely possible to describe what we see or the emotions that we experience.…
Underwater portfolio in shades of blacks and whites of Amar and Isabelle Guillen

Underwater Portfolio in Shades of Blacks and Whites

Underwater photography: showcasing the beauties of the underwater world through black and white Scuba diving has always been a normal activity for us. Swimming under water is second nature. Our dives allow us to see marine animals and seascapes, which are far more varied and rich than those we see…
Wildlife portfolio in lights and colors of Amar and Isabelle Guillen

Wildlife Photo Portfolio in Lights and Colors

Wildlife portfolio: a contemplative and artistic interpretation of the wildlife world We love wildlife, whether on land or underwater. We love to discover and observe wild animals in their natural environments. Photography allows us to preserve the scenes which we see. An artistic interpretation…
Landscape portfolio in lights and colors of Amar and Isabelle Guillen

Landscape Photo Portfolio in Lights and Colors

Landscape portfolio in Lights and Colors: a Contemplative and Artistic Interpretation of the Landscapes Landscapes have always held an indescribable fascination for us. We have often been struck speechless by aspects of a landscape that we had not dreamed of. It is rarely possible to describe what…
Underwater portfolio in lights and colors of Amar and  Isabelle Guillen

Underwater Photo Portfolio in Lights and Colors

Underwater portfolio in lights and colors: a contemplative and artistic interpretation of the underwater world Scuba diving has always been a normal activity for us. Swimming under water is second nature. Our dives allow us to see marine animals and seascapes, which are far more varied and rich…
A purple heron in the morning sun in the Dombes in France.

Photo Galleries

Photo Galleries In our portfolio, we chose to put only 15 photos per theme. It is representative of the best of our photographic work. Some photos even if they are interesting and very good qualitatively have no place in the portfolio that accurately reflects our photographic vision. The galleries…

Using black and white to showcase the beauties of nature

For some of our artistic photographs showing the beauties of nature, we have chosen to use black-and-white photography both on land and underwater.

Black-and-white photographs immediately emphasize the point of interest. The viewer’s gaze is guided by geometric shapes, lines of flight, perspectives, and the contrast between light and dark. These are the elements which will enable the viewer to understand the message we want to convey. We could simplify this by saying that a black-and-white photograph goes straight to the point to deliver its essential message. Color photographs allow digressions and may lead the viewer to the message by secondary ways. Black and white is a more direct creative technique.

The world around us, especially nature, is colorful. A color image can give a realistic portrait of reality. It is, of course, possible to give an interpretation of that reality through photographs; this is what we try to do by applying our vision.

Black-and-white photography is primarily a means for creative expression, because it never shows a true picture of reality. Its sole purpose is to clearly convey the message which the photographer intends, without embellishment.

Black and white is the basic language of photography. The photo’s message is conveyed through forms, textures, lines, and perspectives. They go back to the basics. They convey raw emotions.

Black and white photography is a magical creative technique because it is timeless. Some people argue that it is possible to tell when black-and-white photographs were made in the time of our grandparents, but they can really tell this because of the poses that people are standing in and the vignetting of the photo. It is not easy to place a black and white photo in time.

For us, black and white photography has become a way to create photographs that will survive changing fashions over time.

In landscape and wildlife photography, black and white is synonymous with beauty and aesthetic merit. Mineral landscapes and animals’ coats are emphasized in black and white photographs because of their rich textures. If the lighting is right, the pictures are undeniably better than they would be in color.

In black and white photography, there are no colors. The viewers’ eyes are guided by the composition of the photo. We attach great importance to the placement of the subjects. The rules of composition and framing become crucial. For instance, the rule of thirds and strong points are both useful for emphasizing the points of interest. Using the golden number or the golden spiral as the framing ratio is a way to ensure that the framing is good.

Using lights and colors to show the beauties of nature

In our approach named “Lights and Colors”, we are used to saying that we behave like seekers of lights and colors. We always try to glean these little magical moments whether during the blue hour or the famous quarter-hour magic where the glowing tones blaze the earth and the sky giving the impression of joining the creation of the world. The term gleaning is not overused.

We must constantly look for the right framing and good compositions to sublimate nature. We must take what nature offers us. As photographers, we are only guests and we must await the goodwill of Mother Nature. Sometimes nothing happens, and we have to come back some other time. However, sometimes, the shows are amazing and everything is totally unpredictable.

We prefer to take pictures at dawn and dusk, because at those times, the light enhances every element of the scene. The colors are more vivid, the contrast is stronger, and the details are clearer. We can capture every detail of a bird’s plumage or an animal’s fur. We can also create beautiful patterns of light around the elements in our pictures. When we use artificial light for underwater photography, we use special techniques that combine natural and artificial light to create the best possible photograph.

In color photography, perseverance and patience are major assets of nature photographers. It is for this reason that we constantly return to the same places to create our photos. We are never tired of the show.