Wundshammer graduated from 1933 to 1936 as a chemigraph and gravure photographer in Cologne. He worked as a journalist among others (WESTBILD), as a sports reporter , war narrator and as a journalist . From 1937 he was a reporter of the Reichsportbundes in Berlin.
As a member of a propaganda company of the Luftwaffe, he was one of the most important and well-known picture reporters and reporters in the service of the National Socialist regime during the Second World War alongside Hilmar Pabel , Hanns Hubmann and Alfred Tritschler . From 1942 to 1945 he belonged to the editor (editor) of the NS-Auslandspropagandaillustrierten signal .
After the war, he was able to continue his career as a reporter of the magazine Quick and editor-in-chief of the celebrity book Revue (until 1952). With his recordings of post-war propaganda such as Konrad Adenauer , Franz Josef Strauss  , Romy Schneider or Arndt von Bohlen and Halbach , he significantly contributed to the German press photography. In addition, he worked as a fashion photographer and early on explored the possibilities of color photography . A large part of his photographic legacy is in the possession of the archives of the Prussian Cultural Heritage in Berlin.