SEVEN LADIES OF THE NIGHT © 2000
Big Cypress Gallery, FL
Photographic Story The Lady Of the Night orchid is named for it’s nocturnal powers of seduction. It begins to emit it’s a gardenia-citrus like fragrance in the early evening to attract it’s pollinator – a nocturnal species of moth. This photo was taken at the Big Cypress Gallery. The misty effect was caused by lens fogging during humid conditions. 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. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.