SKILLET STRAND © 1996
Photographic Story Big Cypress National Preserve: The Western Everglades – Taking photographs of birds with a large-format view camera is difficult, because setting up the camera can take as long as ten minutes, and birds don’t usually wait around to have their pictures taken. However, when I took this photograph, the bird population was abundant. They were so busy eating that they didn’t mind my intrusion at all. I was lucky to capture them on film. 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.