TURNER RIVER 5 © 1995
The Western Everglades
Photographic Story Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida – I had decided I wanted to photograph Turner River when the water was low so that the beauty of the sculptural arch roots would be dynamic in the photograph. I had no idea how hard that trip was going to be. Oscar Thompson joined me and we only paddled the canoe for about 300 feet when the water became shallow. We got out of the canoe and walked the rest of the way pulling the canoe behind us. What would have been a one-hour canoe ride turned into a seven-hour physical marathon of sloshing through muck. If it hadn’t been for Oscar’s encouragement, I think I’d still be out there! But I made it back with some good photographs. 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.