ADAMS RANCH © 2003
Fort Pierce, Florida
Photographic Story I have been fortunate to visit many of Florida’s ranches. It is always a joy to be with people who love the land and understand the need to take care of it so that their livelihood will not disappear. One of the great ranches in Florida is the Adams Ranch. The ranch is known for its environmental stand, so spending the day with Bud Adams was inspirational. In the middle of the day Bud invited us to his house for lunch. When I walked into the house there were several ‘Beanie’ Backus paintings hanging on the walls. When I commented on the paintings Bud told me that Beanie was a friend and that he spent a lot of time out in the wilds of the Adams Ranch painting and sketching. Most people have no idea that a very large number of Beanie Backus paintings were created on the Adams Ranch property. That made me smile, realizing that a fellow artists saw the beauty of Florida in his heart and wanted to share that beauty through his paintings so that others could see it too. 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.