About Mark Gunter Photography
Born and raised in Oklahoma, I flirted with photography in college. Books and tuition took precedence to rolls of film, so I had to set the camera aside. It was several years later that I got my hands on a decent digital camera. With the help of a friend, I began to relearn the creative art that I had been missing.
I built confidence photographing wildlife and landscapes. I began to network with local photographers who critiqued my work, helping me to improve. In 2011, I stumbled into a photography conference that changed how I have approached this craft ever since. I knew most of the photographers by their work and not their name. I listened intently to what they had to say. Ever since, I have done my absolute best to go to at least one such conference every year. I have learned a lot about photography and, more importantly, myself.
Today, photography is very much a part of who I am and how I relate to people. My job is not to take your picture. My job is to preserve a memory of a moment, a time, a place. When a stranger hands me their smartphone, asking me to take a picture for them, I take it seriously. This is their memory. They deserve the best photograph I can create for them.
My work has appeared in a variety of publications in print and digital form, from industry magazines to book covers. Whether it is a landscape in Shutter Magazine or a photo shoot appearing in Glass Hat Magazine, I always try to tell a story.