FINALIST

 2017 audubon calendar   "PROTHoNOTARY WARBLER"  

          2015 top 100               "GREAT HORNED OWL"   

        2012 top 100          "NEsting egret" 

        2011 TOP 100         "ADULT WHITE IBIS"

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2015 BIRD OF THE YEAR "GREAT HORNED OWL"

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  2015 WINNER MEMBER'S           CHOICE AWARD           "BOBCAT"

2014 WINNER MEMBER'S CHOICE AWARD "THUNDERING IN"


TAKE YOUR SPACE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Residential

From California to London, Wink collaborates with design professionals to bring the exquisite beauty in nature into your home.  With numerous images to choose from, you can enjoy your natural favorites in any room of your home--indoors or out!

Commercial

Wink has extensive experience photographing for various clientele including clubs, restaurants, hotels and private institutions.  Commission her today to bring your commercial interior to life with extraordinary personality.

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outdoors

Are you searching for that extra  something to make your outdoor setting unforgettable?  Wink's distinctive AluminArte photography can withstand the weather and the wear-and-tear of time. *Beautiful *Durable  *Sustainable, *Longlasting

Gallery-worthy Nature Photography Dynamically Reproduced on Aluminum

All of the featured photographs in the collection are exquisitely detailed and further defined as unique because of their distinctive printing process. A proprietary hot-press printing technique allows for images to be transferred to an exclusive aluminum print medium. Each metal print in the collection is extremely detailed and distinctive with high-definition qualities that are awe-inspiring.

In addition to the superior visual impact of these images, printing on aluminum has many unparalleled benefits:

All artwork can be custom ordered to size, made in the USA, durable enough for indoor/outdoor use (direct sunlight not recommended), framed and ready to hang, will not peel, chip, or yellow like acrylic or vinyl-coated décor items, easily sanitized, long-lasting (50+ years), eco-friendly and sustainable.


         
     

ABOUT WINK GAINES

 

Wink specializes in bird and wildlife photography. Her photographic specialty allows her to combine her passion for the outdoors with the creative pursuit of digitally capturing wildlife in natural habitats.

A self-taught naturalist, Wink strives to understand the ecological association of animals and habitat. She understands the importance of all living beings and the need to conserve vital areas of habitation for wetland birds and the diverse wildlife found near her home in Western North Carolina and her favorite coastal habitats near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

She is an advocate for the instructional and conservation efforts of the National Audubon Society and various North Carolina and South Carolina national wildlife refuges where many of her photographs are taken. Audubon and Nature's Best Photography Magazine have thrice awarded Wink Top 100 recognition: in 2011 for her photograph of a flying Ibis, taken near Cape Lookout on the Outer Banks of North Carolina; in 2012 for her photograph of a nesting Great Egret taken near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and in 2015 for a Great Horned Owl image captured on the plains of Nebraska. Wink is exclusively licensed by the London firm of Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow and Sons LLC to produce fine art and décor images for worldwide distribution.

A former journalist, Wink has a Master's Degree in British Literature with a minor in Journalism from the University of North Carolina. She is also the founder and principal photographer for The Rara Avis Collection featuring her fine art wildlife and nature photographs dynamically reproduced on aluminum for design and décor. Wink and her husband, Dennis Gaines, reside near Hickory, NC where they have been life-long residents.

Interested in working together? Contact me today.  

If you are a designer seeking custom photography for a residential or commercial project, please contact me directly to inquire about my bespoke service rates.  I am available for consultation and on-site photography.

Here are some of THE WONDERFUL designers and businesses I've had the pleasure of collaborating with:

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Licensed to Rosenstiel's, Fine Art Publisher since 1880 for Trade Customers Worldwide

COLOR CONCEPTS, BY JAN BRASWELL (MISSOURI)

 WINK GAINES PHOTOGRAPHER

Post Office Box 10

Connelly Springs, NC 28612

Phone: 828.302.1401

Email: wink@winkgaines.com