Class Presentation: David Muench
Presented by: Brock
- Digital Processor
- Landscape and nature photographer
- Came from California
- His work engages the public by inspiration and his technique
- The colours and angles attract people through their vibrance
- Key aspects of his work: environment, colour, rich warm colours, natural light
- 'Erratic' 2011, has considered shadow, colour and composition (the rule of thirds and leading lines, which are visually pleasing)
- 'Evening Moods', has an eerie feel
- He presents nature in an inspirational form
- He captures the originality in nature
- Landscape and nature is his inspiration (generally American west)
- He works with colour, “paying attention to detail, highlighting even small elements such as the texture of stones” (http://photography.about.com/od/famousphotographers/a/David-Muench-Profile.htm).
- He aims to “present the wilderness to his audiences so they may be inspired to explore and protect it” According to Muench himself, he is often attracted to the raw beauty of the primitive beauty of the landscape, and that he finds peace and strength in being able to document it. (http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/73777.aspx)
I love this landscape photograph. I think the arch is the subject matter and the frame of this image and this works quite well. I like the sunset in the background because the colours are dominant but don't overshadow the arch. The rolling clouds create interesting texture as well as the landscape itself, full of pine/trees and snow. The snow reflects the rich array of colours in the sky in a soft, subtle way.
- Film photographer
- Famous for his landscapes
- Invented the 'Zone System'
- Simplicity and power in his landscapes