These photos represent a variety of projects on Ilford film over the last few years. More information about each image is available by hovering over each image.
Lila Dale, known by her artistic alias "The Girl with the Film Tattoo," is a recent transplant to Oregon who was captivated by the allure of the camera from a tender age. As a transgender woman, Lila is deeply committed to fostering inclusivity and transparency in all her interactions with individuals and organizations. At the heart of her photographic vision lies a fascination with power—whether emanating from the forces of nature, the intricate mechanisms of human invention, or the interplay of light and shadow. Her lens captures both the serene beauty of nature and the vibrant energy of events. She revels in pushing the envelope, frequently exploring the artistic potential of expired films and unorthodox development techniques. Through each venture, Lila continues to redefine the boundaries of photographic artistry, while her authentic commitment to equality and creative expression remains an ever-present guiding light.