Zumstein was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. She
spent her youth playing in the woods, taking nature walks, camping,
hiking and biking in the stunning landscapes of the Pisgah National Forest
and the Blue Ridge Parkway. With her discovery of photography in high
school, Debra found a way to capture her love of the natural world.
After years of conforming her photography to 8x10 and 11x14 images, she
moved outside of the standard frames. Her experiments led her to piece
together multiple overlapping images creating photographs reaching up to
8 feet in length. These seamless panoramic images of landscapes from across
the world are printed on canvas, giving the life-sized views, a painted
texture on a durable medium.
Landscape defines an area. The terrain shapes culture through its barriers,
pathways, and weather. Debra’s panoramas capture the joy of exploring
the world both in your backyard and abroad. The large format images work
to visually transport you to the location and allow you to see your world
from a different viewpoint.