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. 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.