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I'm sure you have received a flood of emails about yesterday, but let me add my kudos for giving us the joy of hearing David Perry's presentation. In my estimation, the best program I have ever enjoyed at the Garden Club!
In response to: In The Garden of Your Imagination, presented at the Santa Barbara Art Museum for the Santa Barbara Garden Club.
In The Garden of Your Imagination
Pines, Firs and Cedars Galore; How I Learned to Love Coneheads and Dance With the Conifers They Adore
Picture Perfect Plant Portraits
The iPhone/Smartphone Gardener
By Any Other Name; In Contemplation of Roses
Picturing Your Garden In Winter
David is a visual storyteller. The inquisitive son of a zoologist, David grew up in the field with his dad, trapping and preserving specimens for museums, exploring bat caves throughout the South and Southwest and studying the complex interplay between life forms and their ecologies. He began documenting his impressions of the living world around him with cameras at a very early age and has never stopped exploring the world through lens and viewfinder. For twenty five years he specialized in telling other peoples' stories, in Fortune 500 Annual Reports, national ad campaigns and corporate multimedia presentations. In the last dozen or so years David’s work has been featured multiple times on the cover of Fine Gardening and Sunset, and featured in This Old House Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, American Rose, Flower Magazine, Leaf Magazine, Garden Design, Pacific Horticulture, and Northwest Horticulture. David was the co-creator of The 50 Mile Bouquet, and recently completed his third book project, Growing Conifers: The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide in partnership with John J. Albers, published by New Society Publishers and due out in May, 2021.
As a photographer who has communicated through pictures for a lifetime, my slide lectures are all lushly illustrated with photographs, typography and intentional design. Friends have told me that I pack two or more times as many slides into a 45 minute, or one hour talk as many of them do, which surprised me at first and then just became a part of the way my stories get told. I can't imagine asking my audience to look at the same picture for two minutes while I ramble on and on. I respect their ability to handle more than that, and I feel it helps me pack a more compelling, energetic picnic for us to share during our limited time together.
David Perry is a Seattle-based photographer who has been photographing assignments for books, magazines, corporate annual reports and national ad campaigns for more than four decades, in nearly every corner of the world. He is an inspirational teacher and captivating storyteller with a keen knack for observation and a distinct twinkle in his eye. His reverence for food, farmers, gardens and the people who tend them is apparent in the pictures he makes and his playful, sometimes irreverent manner of speaking about them keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Onstage he is a spirited, dynamic speaker who makes his presentation topics memorable and relevant to audiences through the ample use of clever graphics, breathtaking imagery, playful humor, and by never, ever talking down to them.
point and shoot photography
The Northwest Garden Manifesto
The 50 Mile Bouquet
A Photographers Garden