Still Life - Professional

Parrot Tulip #2

Dale M Reid
Canada

Nominee

"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: 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.

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