Barbara Gundle is a Portland, Oregon fine art photographer. Portfolio at www.smallplanetphoto.com
I grew up in Kansas City but have spent all my adult life in Portland, Oregon. It was here that I first learned to shoot a 35mm camera and develop and print in a wet darkroom. After college, I became a photojournalist working for a progressive weekly and then a large daily newspaper. Craving but not getting international assignments, I decided to travel the world on my own as a freelancer. This was the best decision I ever made. I have traveled and photographed in over fifty countries, an ongoing adventure that never fails to inspire me. A selection of my travel photography can be found in Journeys.
I offer archivally processed, matted and signed photographs in both black and white and color, sold in limited editions of 200 or fewer. The vast majority of my photos were shot using either Kodachrome, Tri-X or high speed b/w infrared film, in 35 mm format. Some b/w photos were shot using medium format, with tri-x film. The digital revolution brought rapid and deep change to the world of photography just at the time I thought I had mastered most of my craft. My style of creating images has remained essentially the same, though the technology used to make my images and prints is evolving constantly.
For the last 20 years I have exhibited my work at juried art fairs around the United States. I also work locally and regionally documenting weddings and important milestones, as well as shooting portraits for families and businesses.