David Muench’s Timeless Moments
Grand Canyon National Park

by David Meunch

foreword by Jeff Kida, Photography Editor for Arizona Highways

published by Farcountry Press

  • David Muench's landscape photography is an American legacy spanning two centuries. In this first book of a forthcoming series, David Muench shares his favorite timeless moments of Grand Canyon National Park. The vast, majestic landscape of this expansive canyon sculpted by water and time has drawn Muench to capture it for over seven decades. Experience America's only Wonder of the Natural World with Muench's most famous images of the canyon, as well as images from his private collection published here for the first time.

96 pages, 10" x 8 1/2, 3 b/w photos, 84 color photos, 1 map(s), 32 softcovers per case

ISBN 10: 1560376805
ISBN 13: 9781560376804


Grand Canyon Impressions

Hopi House

El Tovar

Arizona Impressions





David Muench’s Timeless Moments
Grand Canyon National Park

I have a passion for seeking the "timeless moment," that slice of time between then and now when my camera shutter stops time. Photography represents the past meeting the future in the now - when that one moment becomes eternal. A photographic image represents a memory, closely tied to my sensory impressions of a place. Done well, that one shutter click allows me to glimpse back into the whole story that so intrigued me.

I find the Grand Canyon's forms and foregrounds as thrilling as its famous wide vistas. I'm fascinated by form versus light and contrast - where my eye goes. I force my equipment to work in new ways to make the images I visualize. I might photograph landscapes with a telephoto lens to emphasize form, or hone right in on a group of cobbles under a running stream. I look for ways to show the unexpected, the unusual frame that defines the feeling of a place.

-from the second chapter, Natural Connections

David Meunch align= David Muench, one of America's premier landscape and nature photographers, has been photographing in Grand Canyon National Park for seven decades spanning two centuries. His work has been published in over 60 exhibit format books, numerous magazines, posters, and calendars, and exhibited in galleries, national park visitor centers, and private collections. David's 4x5 large-format camera has always been as much a part of him as his innovative eye. After transitioning from film to digital photography over a decade ago, he has found the possibilities for spontaneity very exciting. A vibrant artist and inspiring teacher of photographic workshops, David Muench believes that every photograph is a journey in perception, an exploration in seeing.

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