'Time Well Spent' - Galerie Guillain
Pop into Orchard Gallery from 2 to 29 May for an exhibition of photographs by John Guillain of Galerie Guillain.
The photographic prints that John produces signify a time well spent behind his camera regardless of the subject matter. The final images are a reflection of his joy at being in the moment of capturing, through the lens of his camera what he visualises as the finished artwork.
John began his photographic career using aviation and working animals as his subjects, but as time progressed his obsession with cameras deepened and thus began his exploration into how different cameras, lenses and photographic techniques could produce diverse images. These techniques included using antique cameras, wet plate collodian photography, film, and cyanotype printing. These early advancements in camera technology formed the foundations of photography being the recognised art form that it is today.
The images in this exhibition not only embrace moments of time in the presence of nature but involve hours spent in the studio experimenting with different photographic techniques. Working closely as a team, John and his wife Rebecca have explored movement, colour blending, and still life using fog and wind machines, different lighting techniques and an assortment of textiles. When on location with camera and tripod they are invariably accompanied by their two beloved dogs Freddie and Dora. John and Rebecca are also currently working on a semi-journalistic project depicting life in the seaside town of Skegness.
'Time Well Spent' is an eclectic mix of photographic artwork presented by John and Rebecca Guillain who are delighted to be exhibiting in the Orchard Gallery. Please contact John and Rebecca on 01205 750265
or visit www.galerie-guillain.co.uk to purchase framed prints.
The exhibition will be in Orchard Gallery from 2 to 29 May. The gallery, a former squash court tucked away in the walled gardens, is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Admission is included in the entry to Gunby.