FAKAHATCHEE STRAND 3 © 1999
Photographic Story Sloshing around through the lush green summer swamps of Florida fills me with a deep joy of being alive. There is something primeval about it. With mysterious names of plants like Guzmania and Ghost Orchid, I was easily enticed into exploring the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Studded with native Royal Palms and many tropical plants found only in Central America, the Fakahatchee is truly a remarkable place. 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.