CIGAR ORCHID POND © 2009
Big Cypress Swamp, FL
Photographic Story There are some places in the Big Cypress that I find, and then lose. This is one of them. I don’t carry a GPS tool with me, I just let the world present itself to me. Years ago when Oscar Thompson and I were swamping around we came across this scene. I didn’t have a camera with me, so no photo was taken. Later I tried to find it again and couldn’t. For years I would look for it and wasn’t able to find it. I could not erase the image from my mind, so I continued to try and find it. Finally, I found it but the light wasn’t right. Then I lost it. Finally, on a swamp excursion with some friends we came across the place I had wanted to photograph for so long and everything was perfect! Analog – Archival Silver Gelatin Photograph Clyde’s silver gelatin black and white images are created using an 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, or 12” x 20” view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiber-base paper in a limited edition. The photographs are selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. His images come in sizes from 8” x 10” inches to 5’x 8’ feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.