NORTH FORK NEW RIVER © 2003
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Photographic Story In 2003, the Broward County Cultural Affairs approached me asking if I would like to participate in “Arts in Public Places” by placing three one-of-a-kind, photographs in the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The images were to be six feet by sixteen feet and placed in terminal 2 and 3 above the escalators. John Rude, Executive Director of Broward Urban River Trails, brought together Margaret McPhearson & David from South Florida Water Management District and Kevin Carter, for an adventurous trip up the New River in Ft. Lauderdale. The Broward Urban River Trails had been working to clean up the New River and reconnecting it to its original water source: the Everglades. To my amazement I found more than houses along the New River. Many photographic opportunities presented themselves and I had a great time capturing a part of the river that few had photographed. 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.