Everglades National Park, Florida
Photographic Story I spent the year of 1997 focusing my photographic trips on the Everglades. The ecosystem was in crisis and a battle was looming over whether it was worth the money to save it. I wanted people to see the beauty of the environment, especially as the Park celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Later, when the battle was concluded and Vice President Al Gore came to announce that the Federal Government was going to help the state save the Everglades, I printed up several of these photographs for the Vice President and the dignitaries to sign…sort of like a pledge that they were telling the truth. I wish I had one of those prints, but they all reside in Washington DC. 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.