BIG CYPRESS GALLERY 2
Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Photographic Story When I stopped at “Orchid Isle” to photograph this pond a wild man came running out of the house shooting his gun in the air, yelling for me to get off his property! Needless to say, I didn’t take the picture! It wasn’t until many years later, when I purchased “Orchid Isles” and built our gallery, Big Cypress Gallery, that I was able to take this picture. This is the pond in front of our gallery. 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 fiberbase 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.