KISSIMMEE RIVER OAK © 1990
Photographic Story Florida’s Kissimmee River stretches from Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee, which is near West Palm Beach. I took this photograph before sunrise, while I was in water up to my waist. Occasionally, I could see a gator slowly cruise by looking for breakfast. I’m glad I didn’t qualify as a meal! Kissimmee River was straightened by the Corps of Engineers, but has since been discovered that wasn’t a good idea. They are now trying to let the river reshape itself into a more normal flow. This area is one of the restoration areas they have worked with. 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.