June-July 2014 : exhibition "The Lords of the forests of Charente-Maritime" in Royan, France.
Exhibition of 30 photographs of animals: deers, wild boars and fallow deers of the forests and woods of the Charente-Maritime department. Portraits and animal behaviors in natural environments highlighting the beauty of that unknown nature.
From June 6 to July 12, 2014, we present 30 photographs in the photographic art gallery D&S Souchon in the city of Royan in Charente-Maritime, France. Two years of work were needed to create these pictures of the lords of the woods the Charente-Maritime region. We spent hundreds of hours in the woods, forests and prairies to capture these special moments. We wanted to highlight the beauty of the deers, wild boar, fallow deers in their natural environments. We paid special attention to the choice of the lights to decorate and dress the most beautiful colors of the coats of animals. We wanted to show in a simple way, the natural beauty of this very misunderstood area for wildlife photography.
We wanted to show that the Charente-Maritime area has a lot of wildlife treasures unknown by tourists and local people. Mammals we photographed are fearful, discreet and fleeing humans. Yet with a good knowledge of the forests and habits of mammals and with a little bit of patience, it is possible to observe and photograph these animals that we nicknamed the 'Lords of the wood of the Charente-Maritime'.
The exhibition "The Lords of the forests of Charente-Maritime" in pictures
Isabelle and Amar Guillen are two photographers specializing in underwater, wildlife, and landscape photography. In 1987, their photographic adventure began while they both prepared for a degree in computer engineering. The visual beauty offered by the sumptuous surrounding landscapes and the wildlife held within began (and continues) to be their source of inspiration. This has led them to entirely devote themselves to a professional photographic career, allowing them to share their contemplative and artistic interpretation of nature. For the last fifteen years, they have photographed both the animals and their terrestrial and underwater natural landscapes. Their photographic scenes are animated by the infinite mysteries hidden in nature.
Through their photographic gaze of nature, they strive to highlight the importance of its conservation. Isabelle and Amar live and exhibit between France and the United States, both of which supply wildlife, landscapes, and cultures, providing inspiration for the Guillen's work. Isabelle and Amar have published several books including "Lights and Colors of the Charente-Maritime Coast", "Reflections of Haute-Saintonge", and "The Secrets of Underwater Photography ".