Each month, Chef's Palette will feature new artists on our website! For the month of April, our featured artists will be:
MIKE AND BARBARA GUIN
Mike and Barbara Guin are a husband and wife photographic team "focused" on appreciating moments and surroundings. They enjoy the outdoors, traveling, and experiencing new environments, and for them, photography is a natural extension of that.
Barbara says, “I enjoy connecting with people through my images. Photography can create an intimacy between artist and viewer. If I share my vision of a particular scene and you enjoy it, we know each other better. Seeing on someone’s face that my photographs have touched them in some positive way is very satisfying. Photographs allow us to possess a scene in a lasting way that our memories or even our eyes too often fail to do. I’d like 'my scene' to enhance your life somehow.”
Mike says, “I’m a bit of a techie and spend a lot of time experimenting with photography gear and learning new techniques. I see my surroundings in lines and shapes and enjoy exploring how light impacts those. Emphasizing all three in a beautiful image that makes you want to be there, or making an artistic image from a common scene is one of the things I enjoy most about photography. When one of my photographs stirs curiosity or elicits other emotions in people, I consider it a good image."
The Guins exhibit their work around the Raleigh-Durham area, have had images published in magazines, and several of their photographs are hanging in one of the world’s greatest patient care facilities. Barbara and Mike are both members of several photography clubs and Barbara serves on the Board of Directors of Cary Photographic Artists. They currently sell to both private and commercial customers.