The one thing I love about the internet is all the amazing folks you can meet from around the world. In today’s post, I want you to meet garden artist David Fishman.
Meet Garden Artist David Fishman
Below is my interview with David Fishman. As a result of his kindness, David took the time to share with me about himself and his work. I hope he inspires you as much as he has me. In addition to being an amazing photographer, he is also a gardener.
Question: How long have you been interested in photography?
I have been behind a camera for over 20 years. I started out hiking with friends who were well seasoned in the art of nature photography. For this reason, I played around with computer graphics. About 10 years ago I had a side business of “Photographic Restoration”. I enjoyed the detail and the painstaking ways to make quality photos. I also like customizing, colorizing and adding special effects to photographs. My dad was a student at the Chicago Art Institute. He was also into detail, not by computer or camera though, but by watercolors, charcoals and other painting mediums.
Question: What kind of nature photography do you enjoy?
Lately, I have been taking three different kinds of photos: composing general garden shots, plant combinations and my favorite and most painstaking, Botanical portraits. I hope to have a website to show all. I have had several shows and have won awards. I always lean towards the unusual and unique.
Question: Do you garden?
Yes, I do. I have a perennial garden and spent much time acquiring rare plants, mostly woodland botanicals. My base planting is hostas, they just look so good in the woodland. I was told by a hosta nursery, (Naylor Creek), that more men like hostas than the woman, go figure. I also like different varieties of Trilliums, Paris, Cypripedium orchids, Arisaemas, hepaticas, ferns and other unusual perennials. My favorite groundcover is Cornus canadensis, (Bunchberry). I also love facebook because I am learning all about the different gardens throughout the country and different zones. And the people are really awesome and speak the same language. Like to meet them all someday.
David Fishman at the Seattle Flower Show
I finally got to meet David Fishman at his botanical Portrait Display in Seattle.
Video from the 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show.
In conclusion, I would love to hear what you think of Davids work. Please be sure to leave a comment below and don’t forget to stop by my contact page to leave a detailed message.