about Gudrun

the latest in the series of bathroom self-portraits

With a background in neuroscience and anthropology, an interest in animal behaviour became an obvious outflow and my photographic passion. What I love about photography is that while it can cover an aesthetic gamut, it has as its base a documentary reality that the scientist in me adores. Regardless how an image is captured or manipulated, the essence of truth — that what it is did exist or transpire — remains, and I strive to capture that and make it compelling to view.

I’m Calgary-based and my current work includes stock, event, and portrait/lifestyle for-hire photography, but I’ve done product photography, been published in a range of magazines, and led photographic safaris among other adventures.

Need a photographer?  I’m always open to interesting projects!

Gudrun and the Calgary skyline

I love to receive comments and endeavour to answer questions as quickly as I can, so feel free to comment here or send a note to gudrun@wildlight.ca.


  1. Claudette McLenahan August 29, 2012 at 15:06 #

    Gudrun – how very heart warming to see your face on your website and to hear from our son Mark that you had taken the photos at their reunion. I loved reading your opening comment — I found it quite profound…….Mme McLenahan

  2. Marty Hansen January 14, 2014 at 15:50 #

    Hi Gudrun,

    Just hanging out on your site and enjoyed looking through your gallery. Found your website on google maps.
    Congrats, Marty

  3. Joe O'Connell June 20, 2014 at 12:39 #

    I’m one of the artists who made Chinook Arc. I love the photo you captured here:
    Would you mind sharing a high resolution version with me? We would use it along with others on our website. I also love your light painting in front of the stadium. We once made a museum exhibit where people could make their own light paintings.

    • Gudrun June 20, 2014 at 14:15 #

      With pleasure Joe! I enjoyed spending time with you and with Blessing on Friday. Thank you for sharing your beautiful vision with our city!

  4. Tim Johnston October 4, 2015 at 12:54 #

    Hello Gudrun

    Enjoyed the photowalk and have loaded my images to my website. I have never used Flickr and, trying to load the images there, it has so far defeated me. Will try again this afternoon. Thank you for organizing and hosting this event. Photography illuminated an otherwise cold and cloudy day.

    Tim Johnston

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