GOD SPEED, JOHN GLENN
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Photographic Story I am an ardent fan of NASA, and anything that has to do with the stars and the universe. I was invited to photograph the shuttle that carried John Glenn’s second trip into outer space. It also carried a scientist friends project: pregnant fish. They were the first species to give birth in space. The object was to see if fish could be a renewable food source for space travel. Watching the shuttle lift off toward the heavens was a very powerful experience. While watching, I was inspired to the realization that we can do anything we set our minds to and this gave me a wonderful hope for the future. It was a great experience. 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.