"Oyster Mushroom 17"
This is a silver gelatin print created in 2014. This picture is an ongoing development of the mushroom series. Mushrooms are excellent subject material because of their unique shapes and textures.
Biography: Dale M Reid uses dark room techniques to imbue her botanical subjects with unimaginable personality and emotion. Reid's studies produce sensual and whimsical portraits in high contrast with a keen eye for texture, form & framing. Elegant white or black backgrounds highlight her subjects, allowing them to monopolize the photographs, filling the space with their unique voices & stories. Once having to juggle her photography and finance careers, Reid was able to shape her artistic voice, inspired by her partner's diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and her own experiences as a transgender woman.