Gunderson’s work ranges widely, from portraits to expansive nature shots, close-up still lifes, and commercial photography. Originally from Michigan, Gunderson now lives and works in Toledo, Ohio, where she uses the camera to explore the “deeper meaning” in her environment. “Capturing a moment is not just point and shoot. If…I can create something that invites intimate conversation, suspends time, and emotionally connects the beholder, then I have done my job.”
The winning photograph, “A Magnificent Morning,” demonstrates Gunderson’s efforts to create strong emotion through her work. Taken over Lake Huron, this sunrise shot evokes the feeling of a new beginning, and the peace and hope that comes with fresh starts.
|A Magnificent Morning|
Equally at home in a metal or wood frame, this image would take on a modern feel in a clean-lined, metallic-finish frame such as those in American Frame’s Neo-Florentine collection. A frame from the Gibraltar collection would create a traditional flavor. For a particularly warm, nature-inspired treatment, a frame from the Arts & Crafts or American Hardwoods collections would be ideal.
To contact Gunderson or follow her work, visit her American Frame gallery or her website.