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Muse Photography Awards – Gold Winner

Delighted to announce that my mushroom series titled “Poetic” was awarded “Gold Winner” in Black & White Photography – Abstract. This award is a highlight of my photographic career. My mushroom images continue to receive international recognition through competitions. This has resulted in group online and gallery exhibitions in New York, NY; Boston, MA; Venice, […]

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May 7, 2021 Newsletter

It looks like the better part of 2021 will continue to be challenging and unprecedented. To meet the challenges required adaption and innovation within every industry. In the art world this resulted in the cancelation of art and design fairs and their transition to a digital platform. With my original handcrafted silver gelatin prints, I […]

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Celebrate Mom with 20% Off and Nude Portraits in Nature – Exhibition & Sale

To celebrate your Mom, I would like to provide you with a special offer of 20% off the regular price. This offer is valid until May 9th, 2021. If you require more information or would like assistance to select the perfect gift, please contact: Jessica Lindsey Phillips at inquiries@jlphillips.com or Dale M Reid at info@dalemreidphotography.com […]

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Story

The Chef – The Photographer

There are similarities between cooking food and photography. To deliver the best meal, you need the best ingredients and in photography, the best light, choice of subject, choice of location. Let us Get Personal As I grew-up, dinners included over-cooked meat, potatoes, and vegetables that were over-boiled. My Mother was never venturesome in her cooking. […]

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Creative Philosophy

Painting with Light

I describe my process as painting with light. .  First, to create the story, I select and compose the subject. To expose the subject on the film, I set the amount and quality of light through studio lights, filters, aperture, and shutter speed. ·      Second, from the film a negative is created. In the darkroom, I […]

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An Affair With Pears

Episode 5 – Remember When

“Remember When …” is the final chapter associated with my current pear studies. As a reminder, my images are created without digital manipulation. My creative challenges were: Dessert Pears: To create these images, I built a sandbox and added cactus plants. Through staging and lighting, I was able to create the fell of pears in […]

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An Affair With Pears

Episode 4 – Marching to a Different Drummer

I hope you are enjoying reading “An Affair with Pears. I have enjoyed sharing elements of my artistic vision. Whether it is pear or floral or mushroom or landscape studies, I still critically look at the subject to create the most unique presentation to engage you and in some cases for you to question what […]

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An Affair With Pears

Episode 3 – L’Amour Toujours

As we approach February, I title this edition of An Affair with Pears “L’Amour Toujours” (“Love Always”). Besides Valentine’s Day, February represents a significant month. February 6th was Pauline’s, my life partner and soul mate, birthday. Coincidently, she passed away on her birthday in 2018. I am featuring four images that represents our love. In […]

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An Affair With Pears

Episode 2 – All Dressed and Nowhere to Go

This is the next edition of An Affair with Pears. As I indicated in the first edition, my composition objective is to create innovative pear images that are playful, mischievous, fanciful, and sensual. I hope you enjoy and please share your thoughts.

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An Affair With Pears

Episode 1 – From the Kitchen Counter to Powerful Images

Preface Pears forms one of three subjects included in my still life portfolio. To highlight my artistic vision, I created five episodes posted to social media over the past two and half weeks. Each episode focuses on a theme using a different grouping of pear images created from 2004 to present. In each episode, I […]