Bailey Dale’s work focuses on documenting her hometown of Amarillo, Texas. This project, titled 7 Shades of Yellow, looks at the areas of the Panhandle that have remained stagnant over the years, while also studying the shifts in personal ideology that occurred after distancing herself from the town. She was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1993 where her interest in photography began in early high school. This interest grew while working as an assistant for video artist Michael Rowley. After attending one year at Amarillo College in 2012, Bailey moved to Denton, Texas to complete her BFA in photography at the University of North Texas. In January of 2016, she accepted an internship with Dallas editorial photographer Justin Clemons that she completed upon graduation that May. During the summer of 2016, she worked as the studio coordinator for the summer season at Maine Media Workshops + College, where she assisted several renowned photographers, including Joyce Tenneson, Arlene Collins, and Richard Tuschman. Now based in Denton, Texas, Bailey is currently continuing 7 Shades of Yellow and exploring other projects while working for Justin Clemons as his permanent studio manager. She is a member of 500X Gallery in Dallas, and her work has been featured at The Center for Fine Art Photography, Black Box Gallery, Genome Magazine, and F-Stop Magazine.
Her works expands from commercial to fine art, and she specializes in shooting 4×5 film.
Photo by Roy Robertson