David Perry – Photographer & storyteller, David Perry Photographer
David Perry is an inspirational photographer, a willing teacher and a captivating storyteller who brings the unique insights and skills garnered in his thirty plus years of worldwide, on-location photo assignments for major magazines, corporations, ad agencies and book publishers to each new project he encounters. In the past year his work has been featured in dozens of print and digital publications, including Fine Gardening, Sunset Magazine, Garden Design, Huffington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Flower Magazine and Leaf Magazine. His very popular blog, started in 2007, brings thousands of readers together each week through garden tours, thoughtful essays, seasonal imagery, playful photographic assignments and contests that readers actively participate in. In addition to his ongoing lectures and workshops, and his assignment work for a variety of clients, David is co-creator of The 50 Mile Bouquet: Local, Seasonal and Sustainable Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, 2012), chronicling the world of seasonal, sustainable and organic cut flowers with award-winning author, Debra Prinzing.
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Left on the Cutting Room Floor
Gorgeous Photos that Didn’t Make the Book
Fri, Feb 22 at 2:45 pm / Hood Room
The process of (garden) bookmaking is considered by many who practice it to be one of the darkest of the arts, requiring an iron will, a subtle hand and ferociously focused multi-tasking skills. Fresh from his multiple roles as co-creator, photographer, photo editor and image colorist in producing The 50 Mile Bouquet in collaboration with garden author, Debra Prinzing, for St. Lynn’s Press, David Perry invites you behind the curtain to see and understand better how the essential visual elements of a picture-rich book actually come together, and how he edited a collection of more than 40,000 photos down to a mere 176. Join David as he shares fascinating glimpses of this complex dance, from selecting just the right pictures that will help the author’s words come to life, to collaborating with the graphic designer in sizing, image placement and cropping, and finally, to the truly mysterious art of enhancing each file individually so it will sing in harmony with the others and stun on the printed page.
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