Dale Niles


bits of time
fleeting moments
light & shadows
a closer look
renewed vision

When I was growing up things would happen and I would take them for granted just assuming that things go on without changing.  I suppose I thought "I will be able to do that or see that again".  As I have grown older, I have realized that things constantly change and opportunities do not always arise again. Life is busy, different opportunities arise and some people leave our lives forever and life goes on. Taking photos for me is a way to freeze time, give permanence to existence, and visually preserve a memory.

My photography is a connection to my existence. I attempt to unobtrusively observe the interaction of people and nature to view life in its truest moments.  Being behind a camera takes me to another place, it helps me really see.

I am a self taught photographer. I have taken photos for over 40 years, from film to digital, from wet darkroom to the digital darkroom of the computer. 

I was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in small North Carolina towns, I currently live in Fayette County, Georgia.