ST. VINCENT ISLAND DRIFTWOOD © 2005
Photographic Story St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, Florida – While working on the PBS documentary about the Apalachicola River with Elam Stoltzfus and the Live Oak Production Group, I took a break and visited some offshore islands. St. Vincent Island is a National Wildlife Refuge. It is an undeveloped island and a wonder to visit. I only had a couple of days to spend photographing the island, but I could have stayed a long, long time. When I found this beautiful piece of driftwood with so much texture on it I couldn’t resist photographing the beauty of it. 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.