Nature is the Source of our Photo Inspiration
Nature inspires us to create. We are always amazed by the richness of the landscapes surrounding us when we walk, as well as the diversity of the seascapes enveloping us when we dive. For us, it is through observing, appreciating and respecting the beauties of nature that helps us to see each morning as the beginning of the first day of the rest of our lives.
We believe that the contemplation of the beauties of Nature has the power to help nourish and unify all human beings. We strive to create artistic photographs that connect us to emotions and perceptions that no one has regular access to in their daily lives.
Inspired by the Beauties of Nature
It is in the contemplation of nature that we find the inspiration to create our photographs.
Photography is above all for us a process of research and discovery.
- The search is to direct our camera to a scene and choose the right moment to record.
- The discovery is this magical moment where we look at the scene captured on the screen of the camera or even better on the computer screen. It is at this precise moment when the picture appears to us that we feel the true emotion that the photography gives us.
When we look at our photographs on a screen or on paper, our eyes are focused on the essential: the framing we have chosen. Our eyes are no longer disturbed by the elements outside of the scene.
It is at this precise moment that we can measure the beauty of nature, of all that it gives us and brings us.
It is also at this moment that we measure how fragile is nature. It shows to us the need to care for and respect it.
This is how we envision our passion for the beauties of nature.
Creating Extraordinary with Ordinary
In our photographs of nature, we always try to show the ordinary in an extraordinary way.
We are sure that everything is in our garden. It is not worth going very far to observe and photograph the beauties of nature.
The inspiration sometimes comes from a simple landscape, a common animal. All it takes is a special light on a tree, a forest, a meadow for everything to light up. It is enough for an animal to have a particular expression, an evocative attitude. It only takes a magical moment to inspire us.
We do not have to go far. The only need is to know how to look and to know how to dream to imagine how the photo we want to create.
To be inspired by nature, you just need to know how to appreciate life every day. We usually say that every morning must be tasted with delight and that it is the beginning of a new life.
We believe that it is not possible to magnify something we do not believe in. Even if the inspiration comes from the observation of the beauties of nature, we also look for it in other artistic forms. We love painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture, music. We seek in all forms of art ideas to express ourselves.
Artists have a gift. If they exercise it, then we are inspired by them.
Creating Artistic Photographic of Nature
All our compositions, our framings, each photographic element we choose means something. We never leave anything to chance. Everything we build has meaning. Everything must be scrutinized. Colors, gradients, shapes, symbolism affect not only the conscious but also the subconscious.
Carefully choosing the elements to trigger reactions in the subconscious can generate powerful responses to our photographs. It is for this reason that we observe nature. We try to draw the substantial marrow.
The creation of a beautiful photographic work of nature requires a lot of work and preparation whether in the field or during the development phase. We study light, colors, the foreground, the background, the negative space. Once we mentally determine all the photographic elements to relate to, we focus on determining the elements of reading reinforcement, the attributes of each element. Then we carefully choose the point of view to obtain the best composition and the most effective framing to convey our message.
Photography requires patience and time. Only preparation, waiting, self-sacrifice can produce an interesting creative result.
To create a photographic work that will interest a few people is a privilege and an honor for us.
Nature allows us to create symbolic works. We like to associate anthropomorphic symbols with the scenes we photograph. Nature is not only aesthetic, but it becomes a medium for transmitting messages.
Simplicity is at the Heart of Our Work
We like simplicity in our photographs. Nature is simple. She is direct. It is for this reason that we do not like to use complicated material requiring the setting up of many assistants for a scene.
We like ethereal, dreamlike, evocative atmospheres with a strong symbolic power. We always choose our scenes. We like to let ourselves be surprised. Then we capture the long-awaited moment.
A Long-term Job
It is not enough to be inspired by the beauties of nature to create interesting photographic works. This is a necessary condition, but it is not enough.
Our artistic work is based on the recognition of places, the knowledge of animal behaviors, the control of light. But it is also based on repetition. Nature is changing. No scene is never the same twice. Before creating a good artistic photo, we often go to the same place.
We used to say that we only photograph well that we know well. A photographic work is never the result of chance. We always try to capture unusual and different scenes from those already made by other photographers. Often, we are lucky. But we are opportunists. We try to always create the conditions necessary to be lucky. We are going to meet it. We often say that without luck, we would not have met the success we know.
Technique is Necessary
Technique is a necessary element to create photographic art works of nature. But it is not enough. When customers buy our works to hang on walls, they are primarily affected by the emotions they feel watching them.
Each art work meets its audience. Each person is affected differently. It's not the technique that interests buyers. They do not dwell on the choice of depth of field, the management of negative space. Only the emotional side makes them buy the art print.
It took a lot of time and experience to understand that nature was our source of inspiration. We spent a lot of time and energy to define our creative approach. Nature gave us maturity, experience to understand why we are on the earth.
Nature has given us meaning to our life. It is for this reason that in our photos the important thing is the meaning we give them. It is more important than the technique. That's what makes us unique.
The Foundations of Our Life
The contemplation of nature has not only inspired us with our photographic art works but has allowed us to build the true foundations of our existence.
Our values come from our observations and the symbiosis we feel when we contemplate the landscape or observe the animal world on land or underwater.
By photographing nature, we learned the basics. Everything is in our garden. The only need is to know how to look and appreciate what we observe. We know how to extract the important from any situation or scene. It is not necessary to go to the end of the world to find the extraordinary.
It is also true for the relationships we have with other people. We have learned to be patient, to listen, to develop empathy to judge whether the relationships are sincere and true.
We owe everything to nature.
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