TAMIAMI TRAIL 2 © 1990
Photographic Story Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida – The section of Tamiami Trail between Naples and Miami runs through the Big Cypress Preserve and the Everglades National Park. As I travel it on my way to and from our gallery, I always keep my eye out for photographic opportunities. Summer thunderstorms in the morning are a rare thing in South Florida (normally they roll in during the late afternoon) – but this storm came up early. Realizing time was of the essence, I jumped out of the car and managed to get two shots in before it began to rain and I had to run for cover. 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.