Guy Tremblay has practiced his art for more than thirty years. He has been a professional artist for twenty five years. He is primarily self-taught but he just finished a superior study certificate in contemporary art practices. He has also taken part in several workshops with Masters of contemporary photography such as Mary Ellen Mark, Arnold Newman and Bruce Davidson. He is very involved in his artistic community, initially in Ottawa with Gallery 101, and then, upon arriving in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, he organized the Mois de la Photo à St-Camille during 7 years. Over the past few years, in collaboration with different social work organizations, Guy Tremblay has been teaching his art to young peoples on a volunteer basis. He has received three grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec. The art of Guy Tremblay was been presented in more than 30 solo and group shows. His photographs can be found in several public and private collections in Canada, United States, Europe and Asia.
The art of Guy Tremblay alternates between landscapes and portraits. He generally concentrates on a single series, but certain projects, including this portfolio of landscapes, ends up spanning several years. He works in black and white photography for aesthetic reasons and because he can control the entire process, from shooting to final prints. With a direct and meticulous style, he chooses to avoid the distraction of special effects. Black and white allows him a level of abstraction from within the reality which leads the observer to reconsider the world observed. His work is sober, contemplative and meditative. He strives to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the true beauty. It is not so much that he is looking for the decisive moment; rather he is looking to the environment and quality of the light for inspiration. In a time of digital photography, he still opts for the unequaled qualities of the silver print.