David E. Perry is an inspirational photographer, a willing teacher and a captivating storyteller with a keen knack for observation and a distinct twinkle in his eye who brings the unique insights and skills garnered in his thirty plus years of worldwide, on-location photo assignments for major corporations, ad agencies, magazines and book publishers to each new project he encounters. As the inquisitive son of a zoologist, David grew up in the field with his dad, trapping and preserving specimens for museums, exploring literally dozens of bat caves 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. 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. David has been photographing assignments for books, magazines, scores of Fortune 500 annual reports and national ad campaigns for more than three decades. His work has been featured on the cover of Fine Gardening magazine six times in the past few years, including two cover stories in a row during 2017. He also wrote and photographed their first ever feature on garden photography. His work also been featured many times in Sunset magazine and books, This Old House magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Flower magazine, Leaf magazine, Garden Design, Pacific Horticulture, Northwest Horticulture and Cut Flower Quarterly.