He has seen great legends through the lens of his camera: FC Gundlach has photographed stars like Cary Grant and Romy Schneider throughout his life. Now the fashion photographer is dead.
Hamburg (AP) – Photographer and collector FC Gundlach has died at the age of 95 in Hamburg, the spokesperson for the Elbschloss Residenz, where Gundlach last lived, confirmed on Sunday. First the “Hamburger Abendblatt” reported.
Franz Christian Gundlach, born in Heinebach (Hessen) in 1926, was considered one of the most important post-war German fashion photographers. In addition to models, many stars such as Cary Grant, Romy Schneider and Zarah Leander have also appeared on camera. At the end of the 1960s, Gundlach changed sides and founded the service company “Professional Photo Service” (PPS) in Hamburg. Later, the “PPS-Galerie FC Gundlach” was added, the first pure photo gallery in Germany.
In the early 1990s, Gundlach sold his business and became an avid collector and exhibition designer. In 2000, Gundlach transferred his extensive collection to a foundation, which found its home on permanent loan in the House of Photography which he founded in the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.