Gnurps' career in photography goes back to his early teen years, spurred initially by a fascination with camera technology. Art came into his life in the 1960s through the Sierra Club Exhibit-format books of nature photography. David Brower, executive director of the Sierra Club, probably invented the "coffee table book" with this series, the first to use high quality reproduction at large size on high-gloss paper.
Before college, Gnurps attended the Art Institute of Chicago. At Brown University, Gnurps majored in Art and studied at the adjacent Rhode Island School of Design. Later, he took photography workshops from a National Geographic photo editor and photographer.
This online portfolio showcases Gnurps' Photography from both the film and digital ages.