GHOST ORCHID 2
Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Florida
Photographic Story The Ghost Orchid is a very rare native orchid of Florida. It has many unique features, but one of the features I find most fascinating is that it doesn’t have any leaves. If there weren’t a bloom on the plant, you’d have no idea there was an orchid on the tree. Another feature is that no one has been able to propagate the Ghost Orchid. It does not survive outside of the environment in which it is born. This mystery is being studied by the Smithsonian and Naples Jungle Garden. 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.