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. The uniqueness of each mushroom provides me the opportunity to push my creativity. While it has been said that my mushroom images are reminiscent of Edward Weston's “Bell Pepper” series and that my photographic style echoes the Group f/64, the development of the unique set of skills allows me to personalize my images.
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.