DISNEY WILDERNESS PRESERVE – GRAND SWAMP © 1998
Photographic Story The Disney Wilderness Preserve is the result of an innovative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, government regulatory agencies, and Disney, which may change the course of restoration and mitigation practices in Florida. I was curious to see what it was that Disney and The Nature Conservancy had worked to protect, so when I was invited to photograph the Preserve, I jumped at the chance. The 12,5000 acres contain some of the most beautiful country I have seen. It does my heart good to know this part of Florida will still exist in its natural state years from now, because Disney and The Nature Conservancy cared enough to save it. 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.