F.C. Gundlach, "Ins rechte Licht gerückt" (Flamingo-Man), Pierree Hogarth, 1960, ed. 2/3, 120 x 109 cm und 1/7, 50 x 40 cm, Silbergelatine auf Baryt Papier
F.C. Gundlach (b.1926, Hessen) is one of the most celebrated fashion photographers of the 20th century. His work combines stunning natural settings with iconic designs from Europe’s largest fashion houses, as well as intimate portraits of some of the biggest names of the day.
Since the age of 10, Gundlach has dedicated his life to photography. Going professional in the immediate aftermath of WW2, he captured the mood of post-war Europe in his unique reportage style.
In the 1950s he began to focus on fashion photography, incorporating cinematic influences that drew on old-school Hollywood glamour but with a distinctly European twist. Over the next decade he continued to cement his place as a heavyweight fashion photographer, bringing the spirit of the Swinging Sixties to life on the page.
From the 1970s onwards he travelled the world as a fashion and travel photographer, as well as in a number of other roles: gallery owner, professor, curator, and arts patron. He has presented hundreds of exhibitions, both as a photographer and as a curator.