MOGOTE WATER BUFFALO © 2002Cuba
Photographic Story I took this photograph because of the large mogote sprouting up in the center of the rolling hills. It was only later that I learned the land in the foreground is a ranch run by the United Nations that does agricultural experiments to help the country farm and ranch better. The UN had imported water buffalo to see how they would survive in the Cuban climate for possible cattle ranching. The mogotes of Cuba are located in the south west of the island. They are beautifully mysterious large mounds composed of limestone, marble or dolomite and are surrounded by nearly flat alluvial plains. I could have stayed and photographed this area for a much longer time than the two days I had available. Digital – Archival Pigment Print This photograph was taken with an analog large format camera. After Clyde develops the negative, the film is scanned and edited in a computer program mimicking his darkroom techniques. The photograph is printed on an Epson Stylus 4800 or 11880 printer. Clyde uses archival Ultra-chrome K3 ink and prints on archival Harman Hahnemuhle paper. The limited edition photograph is then mounted and matted to current archival standards. This is a limited edition series and each photograph is numbered.