Ghost Orchid Dancing – Platinum Palladium
I first photographed the Ghost Orchid with biologist Mike Owen of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in 1999. The following year we went out again to find the same orchid. What we found was a healthy vibrant flower that seemed almost animated in its joy at life. In 2001 we returned and I photographed the same orchid. It was good to know that it was still blooming as not all Ghost Orchids bloom every year. Then, in 2002, when I called Mike to see if he wanted to go out the fourth year to photograph the orchid he told me the sad news that someone had chopped down the tree and stolen the orchid! Each photo in the Platinum Palladium collection will be an exclusive edition of 15 and only available in 14×20” image size. What is Platinum-Palladium Photograph? Clyde sought to create heirloom-quality works. Platinum palladium prints are known to fine art collectors for their beauty, archival permanence, and unique, one-of-a-kind print statement. Platinum-palladium prints date back to the 1850s and are one of the earliest and most stable methods of photographic printmaking. Like gold, but far rarer, platinum and palladium are incredibly stable elements. The platinum and palladium are mixed one drop at a time, creating a solution that results in a UV sensitive emulsion. The emulsion is brushed on to Arches Platine 310g high quality, archival art paper. Hand coating means that each print will be unique. After the paper is coated with the solution, it is allowed to dry, then exposed to UV light, and developed. Archival materials and standards are maintained in every aspect of the process. Ordering options: Print only, matted print (conservation hinged mounted and matted with a bright white 8ply archival mat) or framed with a natural maple wood frame with 98% UV filtering plexiglass. Any questions? Please give us a call (941) 486-0811.