Gunther Deichmann was born in Germany and spent his early years studying paleontology, his love for which he never lost. At the ripe age of 21, he made a long journey to Australia with just one suitcase in hand. He began working for the exploration department of a large mining company. That job took him traveling to the farthest flung corners of the Australian Outback, where he was awestruck by “nature at its best”.
During his years spent traveling the vast Australian Outback, Gunther was fortunate enough to capture the Australian Aboriginal culture at a time when it was perhaps purer than it is now. He shares some of the wisdom he learned from the Aboriginal people in our interview with him, wisdom from a culture that is now at risk of complete extinction due to Australia’s swift modernization in recent years.
Today, Gunther is an award-winning photographer and a citizen of Australia. He has published several books and is a Panasonic ambassador. During our conversation, we touched on many topics including his Outback adventures, the publishing process, when and how to get help editing important photo projects and more. To hear our conversation with Gunther click the audio player below.