Fine art photographer Dale M Reid has gone through many transitions in life: from leaving the corporate world and entering the art world, to the discovery of inter-femininity and a new outlook on life.
Photography has always played an important role in Dale's life; however, since 1999 she has developed and moved into a second career as a fine art photographer. Dale's outlook on life changed drastically when her life partner and soul mate was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Despite the challenges over the years, the relationship has never been stronger.
Dale’s artwork has been recognized both locally and internationally. At the 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, her Oyster Mushroom #1 received a honorable mention and the Parrot Tulip #2 was nominated in the Still Life – Professional category. An incredible achievement to be selected among the best from 8,223 entries. This was the second time that she has been recognized by this premier international competition. The awards international Jury comprises the captains of the industry from National Geographic, Fratelli Alinari, Heffel Fine Art to the Tate in London.
Exclusively using black & white film and the traditional method of photography, her artwork has depth, feeling and an underlying sensuality. With experience in the field and studio, she creates work in a variety of areas from landscapes to interpretative self portraits.
Dale's artistic style captures the world around her, showing its beauty, through the interaction of the environment, shadows and lighting. Her black & white floral images explore the artistic expression of the flower which has resulted in three award winning images. With an affinity for pears, her still life portfolio generates life, energy and emotions; it is far from 'still'. Dale's creative juices come alive as she experiments with presentations and lighting in her still life images. This is particularly evident in her 'marching pears', 'dessert pears', and 'pears dancing in the rain'.
Inspired by studying other photographers work and other art forms, often her artwork is compared with two great photographers, Ansel Adams and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Based in Toronto, Dale is represented by DeLong Gallery. Exhibiting regularly in Canada and the United States, she has built recognition for her unique style.