Dale M Reid

Title: Poetic

About the Photo:

In 2011, the oyster mushroom captured my imagination because of its bizarre and varied shape, alien texture, and intricate detail. More recently, I expanded the range of mushroom images to include wild varieties, such as the lobster and pine mushrooms. The uniqueness of each mushroom provides 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.

The unique poetic voice of each image tells a story. By numbering the images sequentially, allows the viewer to form their own interpretation. This is an ongoing series of silver gelatin images.