Dale M Reid
"Parrot Tulip #2"
This is a silver gelatin print. The picture was created in 2011. What attracted me to the parrot tulip was the unique shape and the detail on the flower pedals. This shot was at full bloom and was taken close-up. In the darkroom, I had to balance the burning to bring out the detail and not to maintain the richness of the whites.
Biography: Photographer Dale M Reid uses dark room techniques to imbue her botanical subjects with unimaginable personality and emotion. Reid's studies utilize different elements to produce sensual and whimsical portraits in high contrast with a keen eye for texture, form, and framing. Elegant white or black backgrounds highlight her subjects, allowing them to monopolize the photographs, filling the space with their unique voices and stories. Once having to juggle her photography and finance careers, Reid was able to shape her distinct artistic voice, inspired partially by her life partner's diagnosis...