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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. 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 four times in recent years, and 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 and co-creator of The 50 Mile Bouquet (St. Lynn’s Press, 2012), with award winning author, Debra Prinzing and was a principal photographer for John J. Albers’ book, Gardening for Sustainability (Vista Gardens Press, 2014). David also teaches photography workshops around the country and in his West Seattle garden, and offers classes in photography and storytelling currently through Bellevue College and through The Center for Urban Horticulture at University of Washington Botanic Gardens. His blog, A Photographers Garden, brings readers together through garden tours, thoughtful essays, seasonal imagery, playful photographic assignments and contests that readers can actively participate in.
A garden truly is a world set apart, a painted canvas; people approach garden visits in many ways. Join David as he shares many of his personal images, offering insights about how to sit with a garden, see deeply into it and occasionally, enter into profound conversation with it. Learn how he treats his garden visits as open-ended meditations; sharing his most beautiful captured glimpses of them as questions asked; visual poems awaiting a response from the viewer.
Wednesday, Feb 17 at 5:45 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow