Gundula Walz loves the sea, the open space, peace and quietness of this special landscape. She uses long-exposure photography to visually reproduce exactly these moods.
During the digital post-processing of her photos, she often “paints over” the scenes and imprints her feelings and her sense of aesthetics on the moment captured in the picture.
This is how her very subjectively interpreted landscape scenes, very personal images of aesthetically presented visual experiences, are created. Her coastal landscapes are picturesque, poetic interpretations of a timeless landscape, but also show a clear, mostly minimalist composition.
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too” ― Vincent van Gogh
”The beauty and mystery of the ocean, fills our lives with wonders, vast beyond our imagination.” ― M. L. Borges
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain
“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” ― Christopher Paolini
“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” ― Sarah Kay
About Gundula Walz
Around 10 years ago, Gundula Walz started to take ambitious photographs. In the Fotoclub Potsdam and as a member of the curatorial team of the Fotogalerie Potsdam e.V., she finds like-minded people who share her fresh enthusiasm for artistic photography.
Gundula Walz is also a member of the jury of the online forum ART LIMITED. In addition to landscape photography, in the project “Between Inside and Outside” she devotes her attention to a classic photographic motif – the window.
Another project is “An Abstract World”, where photographs of things and surfaces are transformed into abstract compositions. Gundula Walz has been presenting her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
She achieved her greatest competition success at the 2nd Bavarian International Circuit 2015: two gold medals, the Chairman’s Award “Best Fine-Art Photo”, three silver medals, acceptances, honorable mentions and the 4th place in the international overall ranking. And this year she was happy about her 2nd place in the overall ranking of the DVF Landesfotoschau 2020.
Gundula Walz worked as a medical-technical assistant at the universities of Gießen, Heidelberg and Ulm. Photography for scientific documentation was part of her professional routine.
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