Dale Stine views the photographic lens through his creative, academic and professional experiences in the performing arts. A North Carolina native who obtained a Master’s Degree in Opera from the world-renowned Juilliard School (NY), Dale enjoyed a 16-year run in many off-Broadway productions. Never one to pass up an opportunity to flex various muscle groups, Dale simultaneously pursued a dual career in personal training and fitness instruction.
A self-taught shutterbug, Dale quickly established himself as one of those most sought-after photographers in Miami. Since 2001, his photographs and images have graced countless magazines, cd covers and websites, including Ocean Drive, Men’s Journal, Medesthetics, Home, DAYSPA, Wire, Hot Spots and Genre. Internationally-acclaimed DJ’s, drag personas as well as various politicos, businesspeople and entertainers are among his favorite clients., including many who hire him to photograph interiors and exteriors of well-known restaurants and clubs in the Miami area. When questioned as to what or whom he photographs, Dale is quick to respond with "people, places and things."
Dale is one of the official photographers for the internationally-acclaimed South Beach Wine and Food Festival as well as having been involved with Aqua Girl and the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival for many years. He is also photographer for the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, having been involved with that organization for more than seven years now. Dale has given his time and talent to countless organizations, including The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and South Beach AIDS Project, not only photographically but also in other community-based volunteer capacities. He is honored to sit on Mayor Matti Bower's LGBT Business Enhancement Committee, having been appointed to that position by ground-breaking openly- gay Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora.
Exhibitions have included The Diva Collection: Illusion Series, featured at the historic Royal Palm Hotel during White Party, The Starlet Series at Miami Beach Cinematheque, Communion Celebrates Art at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Decline in Civilization for Art Basel 2006 and A Different Angle for Art Basel 2008. Stine was also featured in a special exhibition at the WORLD EROTIC ART MUSEUM alongside such notables as Keith Haring and Robert Mapplethorpe. Dale was featured in the show Leaders, Legends & Lovelies at Miami Beach's newly-renovated Deco Center in both 2010 and 2011. This year he was one of the four annual honorees at the same event, being awarded with Unity Coalition’s medallions. Dale also photographed The DELICIOUS Campaign, an "icon-and-star-studded" happening in conjunction with DINING OUT FOR LIFE, a national organization whose proceeds benefited Care Resource in Southeast Florida. Dale is currently working on several high-profile architectural projects, some of which include photographing the American Airlines Arena and the architectural gem, Espiritu Plaza.
“Whether I am photographing a person, an animal or a building, I do my best to connect with the essence of the subject. By allowing the “now” to unfold, I trust the intimacy of the moment to flourish for all to see.”