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David E. Perry

Professional photographer and owner, David Perry Photography

David Perry is an inspirational, Seattle-based photographer, a willing teacher and a captivating storyteller with a keen knack for observation and a distinct twinkle in his eye. His reverence for gardens, flowers and the gardeners 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. He has been photographing assignments for books, magazines, scores of Fortune 500 annual reports, national ad campaigns for more than three decades. David’s work has been featured on the cover of Fine Gardening six times, including two cover stories in 2017. He has also been featured many times in Sunset, This Old House Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Flower Magazine, Leaf Magazine, Garden Design, Pacific Horticulture and Cut Flower Quarterly. David is the photographer for the newly published The Northwest Garden Manifesto: Create, Restore, and Maintain a Sustainable Yard, written by John Albers and to be released by Skipstone Press in January, 2018. David was also co-creator of The 50 Mile Bouquet (St. Lynn’s Press, 2012), with author, Debra Prinzing. David lectures and teaches photography workshops around the country and in his West Seattle garden, and offers classes in photography and storytelling currently through The Center for Urban Horticulture at University of Washington Botanic Gardens.

BOOKS BY THIS SPEAKER

Making a Difference: Show Your Garden’s Unique Purpose and Story

Do you feel a sense of purpose in your garden; a desire to contribute to your family’s health and that of the community and the planet? Discover ways to ‘show’ the magic that you feel within your garden to best share it on your social media, so others might emulate what you’ve done! Finding better ways to tell your garden’s unique stories is a perfect way to spread the word, to encourage others to perhaps modify their gardens to become part of a beautiful solution rather than part of the problem. In this lavishly illustrated discussion, photographer David Perry will inspire you on ways to share your own garden’s story.

Wednesday, Feb 7 at 10:00 am / Hood Room / Book signing to follow

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