Biography - Stu Dale

My journey in photography began when I was 10 years old. A Kodak Brownie Hawkeye was my first camera. As my interest grew I came to love black and white photography. Working in my own darkroom became a passion. My interest in photography has remained very strong ever since. Now in retirement, I have moved to digital photography. The computer is now my darkroom. It serves to bring my photographic vision to “life”. 

Photography has defined who I am as an artist. It is my way of seeing and recording the world around me. In making my images I often narrow my view, focusing on the smaller parts of the whole. The viewer, in interpreting the image, can imagine the context of the total scene.

My photography has been inspired by my dad who loved taking pictures and working in his improvised darkroom. My travels to Australia and New Zealand as well as to the coastal areas of Vancouver Island, Oregon and California have motivated me to record the many wonders of our world.

 

Memberships

  • Canadian Association of Photographic Arts
  • Central Okanagan Photographic Society

 

Group Exhibitions 

  • March to May 2012 Unique Captures Gallery – Penticton, B.C.
  • December 2011 through January 2012 - West Kelowna Library
  • September 2011 - Little Straw Winery – Kelowna, B.C. - “Focal Point’
  • 2011  Artwalk – Lake Country, B.C.
  • 2010  Lightroom Photo Exhibit – Kelowna, B.C. – “Behind the Lens”
  • 2010  Art walk – Lake Country, B.C.

  

Awards  

  • 2011- Central Okanagan Photographic Society -  Pat Reiter ‘Eagle Award’ - Projected Nature award of the year  for the black and white image entitled “Reeds at Sunset”.
     
  • 2011 – Canadian Association of Photographic Art – Honorable Mention - Annual Digital Competition for the image entitled “Family Time”.