ST. SEBASTIAN RIVER © 2006
Vero Beach, FL
Photographic Story I was worked with Elam Stoltzfus on a documentary about the Aquatic Preserves in Florida when we came across the St. Sebastian River — a tributary that runs into the Indian River Lagoon on the east coast of Florida. As we entered the St. Sebastian River we found a quiet intimate sanctuary which felt good after the broad openness of the Indian River Lagoon. We quietly canoed up the river until I saw this beautiful oak hanging over the river. When I climbed out of the boat, I discovered the bank had a very steep drop-off. I had to crowd up into the bushes in order to not slip into the depths of the river, camera and all! 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.