Our Photographic Vision: a Contemplative and Artistic Interpretation of Nature
Our vocation is artistic photography. We chose it so that we could share the emotions we feel when we observe nature, whether on land or underwater. When we take a picture, we always keep in mind the rules that we have set up to help us remain faithful to our vision. They ensure that every photograph we take helps us to share our love for nature's beauty.
The Guidelines of our Vision
Our photographic vision is summarized by a contemplative and artistic interpretation of nature. To show it in our photos, we always follow these rules:
- All of our photos capture nature at its most ethereal and beautiful.
- Our compositions are clean and free of unnecessary elements.
- We photograph unique and ephemeral moments.
- Our work is to discover and show to others nature's beauty.
- We always use whatever tools we have to keep our photos consistent with our vision. The tools are not an end in themselves.
When we cannot fit all of these elements into a photograph, we put in at least three of them.
Preserving Nature’s Transitory Beauty
We have not always been professional photographers. We followed circuitous paths to make that dream a reality. As we followed this path, we built up our vision. Our dreams have always been a driving force in our careers. Although we have already achieved our biggest dream, our dreams still inspire our photos. We have a dream behind every photo collection we make.
Even though there are a number of different aspects in our vision, they all have one purpose: to inspire the people who look at our photos. We try to give them a glimpse of the beauty that we love.
Showing Ethereal Scenes
Nature is the source of our inspiration. It guides our photography. We look for its most hushed, delicate, fragile qualities. We try to show nature at its most sublime. We want to preserve delicate, ethereal, intangible, fleeting moments. We want our photos to evoke in others the profound feelings that we experienced when we saw the scene.
Creating Clean Compositions
In our photographs, we always try to isolate the subject from the background and simplify the composition as much as possible. We eliminate any defects or unnecessary elements in order to produce the cleanest compositions we can. Our photos are always very simple. Over time, we have learned that simple things are often the hardest.
Showing Unique and Ephemeral Moments
We love to photograph moments that will fade away and be gone forever, leaving no trace, scenes that are impossible to replicate. We have always felt a great need to preserve these fleeting moments in a photograph.
We chose photography as a way to do this over drawing or painting, because these become an interpretation of what we see, whereas photography is an art that shows what is really there. Although we interpret what we see through the framing and composition, what we show is always something real. We want to be faithful witnesses to nature's beauty.
From our point of view, photography makes it possible to cut a piece of space to freeze it in a given time. Once that moment passed, everything changed. This is reason that we practice this visual art. But in our approach, we always try to create timeless photos.
When we contemplate a landscape at sunrise, or watch an animal walking through the woods, we feel a need to preserve the fleeting beauty of the moment. This is why we take pictures.
We use our photographs to show things which no words can describe. The scenes we photograph often cannot be expressed by words. Images are a way for us to express ourselves and show others nature's beauty. We want to capture our audience’s imagination with our photographs.
Showing Others the Beauty we have Discovered
We chose photography as a way to share the emotions we feel when we observe nature, because photography is an art that shows the immediate reality. Although we interpret what we see through framing and composition, what we show is always something real. We want to be faithful witnesses to nature's beauty.
Using Techniques to carry out our Photographic Vision
In order to better demonstrate nature's beauty, we use many different techniques. We prefer scenes with wide dynamic ranges that show every detail of our subjects. However, no matter what techniques we use, they are always a means to an end. They are tools which we use to fulfill our vision, not an end in themselves.
Keeping our Vision in Mind with every Photograph
When we take a photograph, we know that we have managed to include several of the elements in our vision, even if it is sometimes impossible to put everything in. We always make certain that every photograph is in harmony with our vision.
Our Goal is to create Fine Art Photographs
The photographs that we create following our artistic approach make possible to create collections of photographic art. We have declined our art prints in two distinct themes: "Lights and colors of nature" and "Shades of blacks and whites 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.