F.C. Gundlach "switched the light back on" with his photographs. In the Germany of the 1950s, he awakened the longing for travel with his reportages and made Germans dream of a happy future again. He is considered the grand seigneur of fashion photography and his photographs have become international and timeless icons. The film is not only the portrait of a single personality, but also the portrait of an era. Through the person of F.C. Gundlach, it tells the story of half a century of fashion and photography history, which, moreover, began in Paris. A look back at the various careers of the man who looked at life through the viewfinder and is considered Germany's greatest connoisseur of photography.