CODY ISLAND 2
Central West Florida
Photographic Story A wonderland of mangroves, Cody Island is a bird rookery that has a powerful aroma, which stayed with me for several days. Mangroves are one of the wonders of the plant world. They grow in salt water, and their roots protect tiny fish from predators. Their interior is a place few people venture into, mainly because they attract an abundant mosquito population. The arching roots in the interior of mangroves remind me of the buttresses of ancient gothic churches. 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.