GATOR HOOK 1 © 2009
Photographic Story Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida – When I took this photograph, Gator Hook was entering the last throes of the dry season. There were a few pools of water left, but for the most part everything was reaching toward the sky in search of rain. As I photographed this scene, a gator lying on the grass at the end of the pond eyed me suspiciously. This was his only source of water for miles around and he wasn’t taking it kindly that I was invading his territory. 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.