PEPPERWOOD 1 © 1996
Redwood National Park, CA
Photographic Story Long before I became a photographer, I was in awe of the redwood forests of California. The enormous size of the trees and their feeling of age and eternity, captured my soul. When taking photographs became a part of my lifestyle in 1969, I went north every summer to photograph the redwood forests. During that period of my life, I was using color film. When my family moved to Florida and I changed from color to black and white film, I developed an intense desire to return to the redwoods to photograph them again, but this time in black and white. My return to the redwoods enhanced the connection I have always felt with these magnificent giants. This image was taken at f/45 and because of the soft early-morning light, the exposure lasted ten minutes. 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.