Richard Wunsch developed his interest in photography while taking a course as part of his Graphic Design curriculum at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Early on his focus was on nature and wildlife subjects. After honing these traditional skills he began experimenting with black and white infrared on a variety of subjects. An interest in auto racing led to a commitment to conquering the challenging techniques of capturing this fast paced sport. Most recently, Richard has been working with digital panoramic photography. The panoramic format expands the possibilities of the composition in documenting rural and city scapes near his home. Recently, he has made the move from traditional black and white infrared film to digital infrared. Infrared is not as sensitive to green light so foliage appears white with a glowing quality. Because of these attributes the images take on a slightly surreal look which he finds appealing.
Richard's most resent solo exhibitions were at Wide Horizons: Rural Wisconsin Landscapes, 2009, and Steenbock Gallery at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters, Madison, Wisconsin. Collected exhibitions in 2009 took place at Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Alive in the Arts, 2009, Plymouth Arts Center, Plymouth, Wisconsin; and Culture and Agriculture, 2009, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, Wisconsin.