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. 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.