LEAKIN PARK 2 © 1997
Photographic Story Gwynns Falls Leakin Park is one of the beautiful secrets of Baltimore, Maryland. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers, son’s of the famous designer of Central Park, it is 1,216 acres of beautiful wilderness in the midst of a booming city. It is the largest woodland park of any city on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Hiking though the park, I found myself forgetting that I was in a city. I felt a wonderful connection to nature and found a deep appreciation for the visionary founders of Baltimore who included a wilderness area for the people so that they would have a place to restore their spirit. 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.