Everglades National Park, Florida
Photographic Story I had seen this old mangrove – which survived Hurricane Donna in the 1960s – several times while taking photographs in the Ten Thousand Islands. It expresses the lonely, primeval feeling that I love to experience in the wilderness. I had been stuck by the sculptural beauty of this mangrove before, but the light had not been right for me to take a photograph. Finally, one summer morning, everything came together and I was able to capture this image. Unfortunately, when Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida in 1992, this mangrove was destroyed. 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.