TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Abstract


  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Dale M Reid
  • Agency / Studio
    Dale M Reid Photography
  • Technical Info
    Mamiya Rz67 Professional Ii Medium Format Camera. Sekor Z 110mm F2/8w Lens. Ilford Delta 100 Film.
  • Photo Date

My creative vision uses the mushroom’s bizarre and varied shape, alien textures and intricate detail combined with composition and lighting skills to present an abstract view that will engage the art collector’s and enthusiast’s imagination. Utilizing the depth and warmth of silver gelatin prints, I bring to life elegant and sensual mushroom images. I have taken a minimalist presentation against a square black background not to distract from the images powerful poetic voice. To allow the viewer the opportunity to form their own interpretation, the images are number sequentially.

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.