Biography of Amar and Isabelle Guillen: Passion for the Beauties of Nature

Isabelle and Amar Guillen are passionate by the beauties of nature.

They chose photography to share the emotions they experience when observing nature. Although Amar and Isabelle interpret what they see through framing and composition, it is still an accurate representation that faithfully witnesses to the immediate reality of nature's beauty.

The Guillen's chose photography as the specific medium to convey the emotions they feel when observing nature. Their goal is to create truly unique photographic art. They strive to transform the mundane into a contemplative and artistic interpretation. Amar and Isabelle focus on each individual document to present nature through their perspective of conservation and education.

Isabelle and Amar Guillen. Professional photographers passionnate by the beauties of nature.
Isabelle and Amar Guillen. Professional photographers passionnate by the beauties of nature.

Professional Photographers Living In France and the United States

Amar and Isabelle Guillen are two independent professional photographers who specialize in underwater, wildlife, and landscape photography. Originating from France, they show the beauties of nature through their fine art photography, exhibitions, and books.

Since 2001, Amar and Isabelle's alternate living between the Charente-Maritime in Saint-Georges de Didonne in France; and in Plano, a city not far from Dallas, Texas in the United States. In 2003, they created their company "Guillen Photo LLC", and they acquired American citizenship in 2010.

All their professional activities are conducted in France and the United States.

Inspiration Through the Contemplation of Nature

Each day, these photographers draw their energy from contemplating nature, which is the ultimate inspiration for the creation of their artistic photographs. Amar and Isabelle are continually amazed by the richness and diversity of the surrounding landscapes and seascapes.

The observation of land or underwater wildlife gives them incomparably unique joys each day. For it is through observing, appreciating, and respecting the beauties of nature that aids Amar and Isabelle in seeing each morning in a new perspective.

In landscape photography, the Guillen’s are inspired by Ansel Adams, Rolfe Horn, Michael Kenna, David H. Gibson, Peter Lik.

In underwater photography, they are inspired by David Doubillet for his work on black-and-white wrecks, as well as Michael Aw.

In animal photography, they are inspired by Erwan Balança, Frans Lanting, and Art Wolfe.

Showing Unique and Ephemeral Moments

Both Amar and Isabelle Guillen enjoy photographing ethereal moments that soon disappear forever, leaving no trace. Those scenes are nearly impossible to replicate, except through the preservation of a photograph. They have always felt an overwhelming desire to save those fleeting moments as a photograph.

They chose photography instead of drawing or painting, because photography can instantly capture an accurate representation of a certain moment—photography is a special art that shows a “frozen moment” what actually occurred or was present.

From the Guillen’s point of view, photography makes it possible to cut a piece of space, freezing it in a single second. Once that moment passes, everything has changed. Amar and Guillen practice photography as a visual art; through their approach, they are striving to create timeless photos.

A Contemplative and Artistic Interpretation of Nature

The Guillen’s photographic vision is summarized by a contemplative and artistic interpretation of nature. They always follow these rules:

  • Their photos capture nature in its ethereal state: a fragile glimpse of that moment.
  • Their compositions are clean and free of unnecessary elements.
  • They photograph unique and ephemeral moments.
  • They work to discover nature’s beauty to share with others.
  • They are selective of equipment and techniques to ensure that each photo is consistent with the original vision. The tools are not an end in themselves, the subject of the moment is more important.

Photographing Nature Since 1987

Amar and Isabelle began taking pictures of landscapes in 1987 with an Olympus OM40 while working on their degrees in computer engineering. For fifteen years, they continued to discover beautiful landscapes on land and underwater. As their horizons expanded, their passions for these beauties grew as well. Practicing photography as a hobby allowed them to capture inexpressibly wonderful moments. Finally, in 2003, they decided to devote all their energy to recording the beauty of nature through a professional career in nature photography.

The Guillen's photographic vision is to record the wonder of lights and colors found on land and underwater. One of their main goals is to portray the delicate balance between nature and humanity. Today, Amar and Isabelle have many advantages to offer in their services as professional photographers.

Their Goal is to Create Fine Art Photographs

The photographs created follow the Guillen’s artistic approach, making it possible to create collections of photographic art. They have divided their art prints into two distinct themes: "Lights and Colors of Nature" and "Shades of Blacks and Whites of Nature".

Exhibitions

Amar and Isabelle have organized numerous exhibitions:

  • "Ambiances on the Ponds of the Dombes" in 2017;
  • "Lights and Colors of Southern US Landscapes" in 2016;
  • "The Lords of the Woods" in 2014;
  • "Sea and Coastline" in 2014;
  • "Reflections of Haute Saintonge" in 2013;
  • "The Charente Coastline: Upside Down" in 2013;
  • "Lights and Colors of the Charente-Maritime Coast” in 2012.

Books

They have published several books devoted to the beauty of landscapes: "Lights and Colors of the Charente-Maritime coast", "Reflections of Haute-Saintonge".

They have also published technical books "The Secrets of Underwater Photography", "Underwater Photography: Expert Guide", and "Underwater Photography for Beginners".

 

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Amar and Isabelle Guillen. Professional Photographers of nature.

We are fascinated and passionate about the beauties of nature. We love to see the landscapes and observe wild animals whether on land or underwater. We have chosen to become professional photographers to share the emotions we feel when we observe nature whether it be on land or underwater. Our goal is to create art with our photographs. We always try to transform the banal into a contemplative and artistic interpretation.

We are wildlife professional photographers, landscape professional photographers and underwater professional photographers. We also strive to document nature with a focus on conservation and education.

We make art prints from our artistic photographs. These art prints are available on our website. We make exhibitions to show all the beauties and the incredible richness of nature that surrounds us.

We also love to share our love for the beauties of nature with other photographers. To communicate our know-how and to exchange our techniques and our points of view, we organize wildlife photography workshops, underwater photography workshops and landscape photography workshops. We gather together people who have the same passion as us for the beautiful photographs taken in nature.

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