Winter-Spring 2014 : exhibition of underwater photographs in Royan, France.
"Sea and Coast": theme of the exhibition
Gallery Souchon DS offers this winter to discover dozens of shots creating by authors photographing the sea, here or far away. They took pictures of the coast of Charente-Maritime. They are adventurers of warm seas. They also are reporters. They have in common to be among the most stringent in their category.
From the sand bars of Cordouan to the drop offs covered by coral colonies of the Red Sea, from foreshore of Charente-Maritime lagoons to the blue lagoons of the Maldives, the exhibition is an unmissable appointment for all lovers of the sea. From the sky or inside a deep immersion in the ocean or comfortably sitting on the shore, each photographer presented explores the sea in its own way. All the photographers deliver shots composed by subtle or strong light, brightly colored or discrete.
The viewers are transported from familiar to exotic landscapes. They are moving in snow or fog, moving in the fury of a storm or the tranquility of the vast oceans. They cross a solitary walker or linger among workers of the sea . Through their complementarity, these approaches offer a dense and therefore incomparable photographic journey which everyone can take part.
(Presentation written by Benjamin Caillaud of D.S Souchon gallery)
The exhibition "Sea and Coast" in pictures
(Photographs from Thomas Dulac of D.S Souchon gallery)
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 ".