The new Photo Cascadia book Oregon My Oregon: Land of Natural Wonders with forward by Nicholas Kristof and published by Timber Press is released October 13, 2020.
Photo Cascadia has released our newest ebook “Photographing Through the Seasons.” This guide answers the question of where to go to make the most of whatever time you have available for photographing nature.
My newest book with Kendall Brown, Visionary Landscapes can be ordered from your local independent book seller, area chain bookstore, or from 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.
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).
In November 2020, the Photo Cascadia team talked with Matt Payne at F-Stop Collaborate and Listen podcast to talk about our new book, our current e-book, photography life during a pandemic, fire damage and the wilderness, and much more. You can listen here.
I just joined Matt Payne at F-Stop Collaborate and Listen along with Sean Bagshaw, Guy Tal, Suzanne Mathia, and Alex Noriega to talk about workshops, photography education, and creativity. You can listen here.
Recently I sat down with the folks at We Talk Photo and talked about my career and all things photography. You can listen here.
In July 2019, I sat down with Matt Payne at F-Stop Collaborate and Listen to go over all things photography. You can listen here.
No current gallery showings.
Upcoming Shows & Presentations
Raleigh, VA Photography Club; Prescott, AZ Photography Club; West Side Photo Club Las Vegas, NV; Redlands Camera Club, Redlands, CA; Oakville Camera Club; Boise Camera Club
2020 Photo Shoots
North Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Louisiana and a variety of other 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
2018 – University of Oregon, Eugene, OR – Photo Cascadia “Atmosphere” Group Show
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
Previous Talks & Presentations
Canon Inc., Canon Experience Center, Costa Mesa, CA; U.S. Botanical Garden, Washington D.C.; Out of Chicago Conference, Chicago, IL; Sedona Photography Symposium, Sedona, AZ; The Columbia Conference of Camera Clubs (4Cs Convention), The Morikami Museum, Delray Beach, FL; Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR; Denver Botanical Garden, Denver, CO; Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen, MN; Seattle Japanese Garden, Seattle, WA; The Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island, WA; Portland Camera Club, Eugene Camera Club, Salem Camera Club, Columbia Gorge Camera Club, Bend Camera Club, Intel, Inc. Hillsboro, OR, Pacific Crest Trail Association, ALDHA-West, North America Japanese Garden Association, Oregon Trails Club, Cascade Center of Photography