My newest book with Kendall Brown, Visionary Landscapes can be ordered from your local independent book seller, area chain bookstore, or Amazon.com.
Amerika – Wild Landscapes, a new photo book collaboration with the Photo Cascadia team and fellow photographer Christian Heeb, author Stefan Nink, and German publishing house Wurzburg. This large format photo book showcases wild landscapes that contribute to the myth of the American dream. Published in Germany, December 2015.
My new book with Kendall Brown, Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America can be ordered from your local independent book seller, area chain bookstore, the Portland Japanese Garden, or Amazon.com.
Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America reviewed in the New York Times and the Japan Times.
Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America wins gold in the “Home & Garden” category for best book of the year at the independent Book Publishers Assoc. Ben Franklin Awards 2014.
Check out David M. Cobb Photography now on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, and get up to the minute workshop and photography news.
My images “Summer Dahlias” and “Garden Light” were winners in Nature’s Best Photography’s “Nature’s Best Gardens” awards in 2009.
My image “War” from the Falkland Islands was given the Editor’s Pick Award as a top three photo for 2009 on the Nature Photographer’s Network.
My image “War” was a winner in the International Conservation Photography Awards in 2010.
My “Japanese Gardens of North America” portfolio is part of the winners circle in the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest 2012.
My image “Cherry Hill” took 2nd place at the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest 2013.
My image “Moonbridge Sunrise” was a winner in Nature’s Best Photography’s “Nature’s Best Gardens” awards in 2013.
My image “Fall Hall” is part of the winners circle in the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest 2014.
My image “Red Barn Orchard” took 2nd place at the International Garden Photographer of the Year contest 2015.
Recent exhibitions of my work have shown at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C., the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, the Kew Botanic Garden in London, U.K., the University of Oregon, and the Sturt Haaga Gallery – (see more of my gallery listings below).
“The Art of Garden and Flower Photography” lecture at the Canon Experience Center, Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7-9pm. Costa Mesa, CA.
Upcoming Shows & Presentation
“The Dynamic Landscape” Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Salem Camera Club, Salem, OR.
“Photographing the Japanese Garden” lecture at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6-7pm, Chaska, MN.
“Out of Chicago” various conference lectures. August 26-30, 2018. Chicago, IL.
“Photographing by Design” Portland Japanese Garden, NAJGA Conference, September 29 – October 1, Portland, OR.
2018 Photo Shoots
Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, and a variety of U.S. locations.
“…Just flipping through the pages of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America will instantly lower your blood pressure. And while you may not be able to replicate the teahouses and moon bridges in David M. Cobb’s elegant photographs, there are plenty of details to be borrowed for even the smallest gardens: a simple bamboo fence, a perfectly sited stone lantern, a rough pebbled path that gently curves to create heightened suspense about what lies beyond.”—The New York Times Book Review
“In this lavishly illustrated book, art historian Brown and photographer Cobb act as tour guides to 26 such gardens—including the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Francisco Nitobe Memorial Garden in Vancouver, B.C., and Shomu’en (Pine Mist Garden) at Cheekwood in Nashville, Tenn.—that are accessible, historically significant, and compelling physical spaces.”—Publishers Weekly
“This compilation of images by photographer David M. Cobb, and information on the most beautiful and serene gardens in the United States and Canada features gardens from Seattle, Bainbridge Island and Spokane.”—Seattle Times
“By the end of this well-written and beautifully photographed book we realize that, far from being lost in transplantation, Japanese garden aesthetics and principals have been re-codified and adapted to create energizing, transformative works.”—The Japan Times
“That’s where the photos by David Cobb shine. They not only show the external beauty of these spaces, they also capture their inherent transcendental qualities. Even if you simply paged through the book and looked at nothing but the photos, you’d still get a good idea of what these gardens are all about.”—Succulents and More
2017 – Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR – Photo Cascadia “Atmosphere” Group Show
2017 – Descanso Gardens/Sturt Haaga Gallery, La Canada Flintridge, CA – Japanese Gardens of North America Group Show
2015 – Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, Richmond, UK – International Garden Photographer of the Year – Group Show
2015 – University of Oregon, Eugene, OR – Japanese Gardens of North America show
2015 – Seasons of the Filoli, Filoli Gardens, Woodland, CA – Group Show
2015 – Behind the Shoji, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR – Group Show
2014 – Behind the Shoji, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR – Group Show
2012/2013 – Cascade Center of Photography, Bend, OR – Group Show
2012 – Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle, WA – International Conservation Photography Awards – Group Show
2012 – Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, Richmond, UK – International Garden Photographer of the Year – Group Show
2011/2012 – National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD – Japanese Gardens of North America show
2011 – U.S. Botanical Garden, Washington D.C. – Japanese Gardens of North America show
2011 – Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, Richmond, UK – International Garden Photographer of the Year – Group Show
2010 – The Pines Art Gallery, Hood River, Oregon – Group Show
2009 – Behind the Shoji, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR – Group Show
2008 – Heritage Falls Gallery, West Linn, OR – Group Show
2008 – Behind the Shoji, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR – Group Show