One way or another I have been creating photos since I was in the fourth grade. I'll never forget the first time I developed a roll of tri-x film and then made prints from the negatives. It was truly a magical experience.
From that day forward I dreamed of working as a photographer. Not just a photographer a photojournalist. Telling stories with a camera. Traveling the world camera in hand. That was what I wanted. That is what I got.
I began my career in photojournalism in 1988 at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle where I rubbed elbows with some of the finest journalist I have ever encountered. At the Chronicle I learned how to craft a beautiful story and that’s what we did, I couldn’t have started anywhere better. I was off and running doing what I dreamed of.
I was seeing and experiencing things that few people had the opportunity to see and feel first hand. Not only did I have a front row seat to the world events that I covered but I had the honor of sharing my images with my readers. I had a ticket to the world in my press pass and camera. Nothing could have been better. Thirty plus years later I still feel blessed to have this amazing career.
Today I work as a Freelance Photographer for a variety of clients creating captivating imagery that informs and excites viewers.
My main client for the last 18 years has been World Wrestling Entertainment a global multi media corporation that produces and televises Professional Wrestling Events.
At WWE I produce imagery that tells the stories of the good guys and the bad guys, it captures peak action and the emotional rollercoaster that is professional wrestling. The work appears on Television, Magazines, Promotional Posters, Corporate Reports, Advertising and WWE.com.
I can't think of any type of photography work that I haven't done while working for WWE. Assignments are interesting and diverse ranging from live action televised events, location portraiture, USO tours, architectural photography, multimedia presentations and unfortunately on occasion some really bad acting by yours truly when I’m asked to play of all things, a photographer on camera.
Photojournalism and documentary photography is were my heart lies. Telling stories of people great and small is an honor and pleasure, I love being able to show the world what I see and learn. My work at the core is all about storytelling and connecting thoughts and ideas.
Home is in Fairfield Connecticut. I am the proud father of three, married to the most beautiful and kind woman I could have ever hoped to meet. Rounding everything out and providing comic relief and lots of love are two Labrador retrievers.
I have been blessed to have such a happy life.
I look forward to hearing from you.
David Gunn Photography LLC
594 Stratfield Rd, Fairfield CT 06825.