MONUMENT VALLEY 4 © 2013
Photographic Story Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona – Photographs of Monument Valley don’t do justice to the wide-open space filled with such large monuments. It is humbling to stand near any one of them. It is natural to want to capture the awe of the monuments, but because of their size it is difficult to capture the immense size in a photograph. I photographed each monument just as most photographers do, but the longer I stayed in Monument Valley the more I wanted to capture the beauty of the environment in which the monuments are located. I began photographing differently. This image reflects the desert and the wide-open space where the monuments proudly stand. 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.