Inspired by my life experiences including my own experiences as a transgender woman, I was able to develop a distinct artistic voice. In 2011, the oyster mushroom captured my imagination because of its bizarre and varied shape, alien texture, and intricate detail. I now capture images of other wild varieties. The uniqueness of each mushroom subject provides the opportunity to push my creativity allowing their poetic voice to tell a story ranging from classical to sensual to erotic. The mushroom images are an ongoing series of silver gelatin prints reminiscent of Weston’s “Bell Pepper” series.
Contemporary fine art photographer Dale M Reid took charge of her destiny by making a commitment to herself and her life partner and soulmate. Reid's belief in herself has allowed her to chart a new course in life as a full-time professional artist and transgender woman. As Dale transitioned through her new life journey, she developed technical skills, questioned convention, trusted her instincts, and with her passion, was able to craft a distinctive artistic voice. Her artwork ranges from classical to sensual to erotic and engages the viewer to question what they see.