Gunther was born in Germany and moved to the United States when he was ten. He lived in Southern California for most of his life and now resides in Cheney, WA.
Gunther pursued his interest in photography after high school with the intention of becoming a photographer for a police department somewhere. That was in ’67. With the draft looming in his future, Gunther enlisted in the US Navy where he served as a photographer. After re-joining civilian life, Gunther went back to college to continue his photography studies as an Art major. Economic factors led to Gunther leaving school to get a job, but after a decade of working as a staff employee at California State University, Fullerton, Gunther went into business for himself. Gunther produced multi-projector slide-shows for large organization participating in events like annual conventions (his mainstay) and fulfilling other assignments that came his way. After twenty years “on the road”, Gunther sought, and obtained, a job in a photo-lab/store from which he retired.
Over the course of his freelance work, Gunther collected numerous images of his own work; however, he simply didn’t have the time, nor the resources, to do anything with his images while he was focused on being a business owner. Now that he’s retired, Gunther has been able to put time toward his own artwork.
All of Gunther’s photos are digital prints made from 35mm film originals; they are all printed on watercolor paper and presented with ragged edges and “floated” in black wood frames.
Head out to Art on the Ave this coming Saturday, September 29th. Artists exhibits are open between noon and 6 PM. Music extends until 10 PM. East Sprague Avenue (1700-1900 blocks).
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