LOXAHATCHEE RIVER 2 © 1991
Photographic Story Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida – The Loxahatchee River is the only designated wild and scenic river in Florida. So when the Water Management Districts of Florida asked me to photograph it to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Save Our Rivers program, I was anxious to experience the river. I was awed by its primeval feeling. I was certain I would see Tequesta Indians peaking out from behind the trees…it is truly a beautiful place, and one of the many treasures of Florida. I spent three years photographing the river before I felt like I had captured the essence of the Loxahatchee. On one particular day two things happened: first, the light was right, and second, I got out of my canoe and walked it down the river rather than paddling it. I became one with the river, and it seemed like I saw perfect subjects for photographs everywhere I looked. It was a wonderful and exciting day, resulting in the capturing of many images. 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.