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June 11, 2019

Impressive Fashion Photography by F. C. Gundlach From Between the 1950s and 1970s

Born 1926 in Heinebach, German photographer Franz Christian Gundlach attended the Private Lehranstalt für Moderne Lichtbildkunst (Private School for Modern Photography) under Rolf W. Nehrdich in Kassel from 1946 to 1949. Subsequently, he began publishing theatre and film reports in magazines such as Deutsche Illustrierte, Stern, Quick and Revue as a freelance photographer.

Impressive fashion photography by F. C. Gundlach

Gundlach's specialization in fashion photography began in 1953 with his work for the Hamburg-based magazine Film und Frau, for which he photographed German fashion, Parisian haute couture and fur fashion campaigns. Additionally he photographed portraits of artists such as Romy Schneider, Hildegard Knef, Dieter Borsche and Jean-Luc Godard.

For Film und Frau, but also for Stern, Annabelle, Twen and other magazines, Gundlach has since made fashion and reportage trips to the Near, Middle and Far East as well as to Central and South America. Under an exclusive contract with the magazine Brigitte, he photographed many of the trendsetting fashion pages until 1983, a total of more than 160 covers and 5,000 pages of editorial fashion.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Gundlach worked in South America, Africa, but above all in New York and on the American west coast.

In 2000, he created the F.C. Gundlach Foundation, and since 2003, he has been founding director of the House of Photography – Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.

These impressive fashion photographs are part of his work from the 1950s to 1970s.

Grit Hübscher in white satin and black velvet wrap by Sinaida Rudow, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Berlin, 1954

Grit Hübscher in blue lace cocktail dress, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Berlin, 1956

Fashion photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Film und Frau', Berlin, 1959

Fashion photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1959

Gloria Friedrich, double exposure by F.C. Gundlach, 1960

Maggi Eckardt in short broadtail lamb jacket with matching hood, photo by F.C. Gundlach, 1960

Lissy Schaper in beach ensemble by Schulze-Varell, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1961

Gitta Schilling in an ensemble by Schulze-Varell, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1962

Gloria Friedrich in short broadtail lamb jacket by SWA, photo by F.C.Gundlach, Byblos, Lebanon, 1962

Maggi Eckardt, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Film und Frau', Berlin, 1963

Wilhelmina in fur hat by Berger, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1963

Gitta Schilling wearing a chiffon cocktaildress by Schulze-Varell, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1964

Wilhelmina wearing a dark mink coat by Berger, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1964

 Astrid Heeren, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Brigitte' magazine, Hamburg, 1965

Simone in diamond patterned suit with fur collar and cuffs, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Brigitte' magazine, Hamburg, 1965

Fashion shoot for 'Brigitte' by F.C. Gundlach in Mombasa, Kenya, 1966

Inger, ensemble by V de V, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1966

Wilhelmina in this carnival feature in 'Brigitte', photo by F.C.Gundlach, Hamburg, 1966

Astrid Schiller, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Annabelle', Paris, 1967

Birgit Larsen in tricot dress by Missoni, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Brigitte', Hamburg, 1967

Grace Coddington in black jersey minidress by Daniel Hechter, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Brigitte', Hamburg, 1967

Grace Coddington in knit sweater and miniskirt by Chiwitt, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Brigitte', Hamburg, 1967

Grace Coddington in mini-skirt and blouse by Missoni, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Brigitte', Hamburg, 1967

Nicole de la Marge, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Paris, 1967

Wilhelmina, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Paris, 1967

Cathee Dahmen, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Brigitte', Tenerife, 1968

Cathee Dahmen, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Brigitte', Tenerife, 1968

Cathee Dahmen, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Brigitte', Tenerife, 1968

Ingrid in chinchilla jacket by Dieter Zoern and hosiery by Christian Dior, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1969

Ingrid with fur jacket by Dieter Zoern and hosiery by Christian Dior, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1969

Dress by Pierre Cardin, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Paris, 1970

Viviane Fauny photographed by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1970

Fashion photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1972

Beshka in fashion photo by F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, 1973

Pantsuit by Benger-Ribana, photo by F.C. Gundlach, Algarve, 1974

(Photos by F. C. Gundlach)



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